Released: Sep 2006
Label: Warner Bros.
Far from the frenzy of an actual carnival, the fourth album from Oz's country sweetheart can smooth out any chaotic kink in your psyche with its soulful twang and slaphappy Southern rock. Sanguine and melancholic, sometimes within the same song, Carnival blends morsels of Jewel's coffeehouse folk-pop, Lucinda Williams' rootsy edginess and Deana Carter's countrified rock. And Chambers' poignant, youthful voice emits a comforting sweetness throughout.