"This warm, spirited pop-folk outing is buoyed primarily by Boston-based singer-songwriter Beth Boucherís voice, a clear instrument with a touch of huskiness and a playful way of phrasing thatís a perfect companion for the vein of humor that runs through many of her lyrics." (Boston Phoenix)

"The ebullient New Englander offers clever lyrics and smart arrangements to go with her friendly, bouncy voice...pure pop, and a pleasure." (Paste Magazine)

"weíre drawn to the friendly blaze of her red lipstick, the hypnotic patterns swirling across her vintage skirts, and her off-kilter, folkie pop tunes." (Boston Globe)

"heartfelt and personal" (Village Voice)

"These are real nice songs...both subtle and deceptively complex...this is as good as it gets." (The Noise)

"Itís pretty tough to not develop an appreciation, if not a liking, for Beth Boucher after hearing this CD...she has conjured up some of the catchiest folk/pop ever heard." (Boston Soundcheck)

"the Beantown babe's self-deprecating wit and sing-along hooks make this better than most stuff you'll hear on mainstream radio" (NOW Magazine)

"The most striking thing about 'Elusive Thing,' the opening track, is the clarity of Boucherís voice. The albumís title track almost forces you to sing along to the chorus, while the upbeat melody is peppered by Boucherís quirky, funny lyrics. Itís too damn fun...Iím plotting a way to make this copy part of my private stash." (York County Coast Star)

"Boucherís true gift is her ability to write provocative lyrics and fit them into melody." (Face Magazine)

"Boucher is a talented writer of well-crafted songs...Boucher continually surprises, offering hooky, offbeat alternative folk rock that never dull. With this release, the promising newcomer proves that sheís a person to watch in the crowded singer-songwriter field." (Bangor Daily News)

"Mess You Up is a persuasive debut that is likely to be even more of a crowd pleaser live." (Northeast Performer)

"Beth Boucher has slapped down 2003's first utterly insanely catchy pop tune in "Elusive Thing"...It's an adult contemporary radio smash in an alternate universe where music is played on the radio because it's good, not because someone paid a couple hundred thousand dollars to get it added to a playlist." (IndieCrit)


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