I’ve been talking up the new album by Lady (CD/digital) for months now and for good reason: it’s awesome. My NPR review for it ran yesterday and already, I’ve gotten more feedback on it than anything else I can remember in recent memory.

That’s very auspicious for them. And it also highlights that the act of putting ears onto an album or a new artist is like the proverb about leading a horse to water: just because I review an album doesn’t mean people will necessarily gel with it. Either people feel it or they don’t. I – or any other critic – have no magic power over that.