LeAnn Rimes' flip-flop from country to pop and back again may leave fans somewhat confounded, but the songbird's recent move to Nashville and hookup with producer Dann Huff seem to have resulted in a

LeAnn Rimes' flip-flop from country to pop and back again may leave fans somewhat confounded, but the songbird's recent move to Nashville and hookup with producer Dann Huff seem to have resulted in a fairly solid effort to rekindle her roots. Country radio has rewarded the good intentions with Rimes' first top 10 at the format in years, "Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense." For sure, she remains in peak form vocally, demonstrating an ever-evolving maturity in style and emotion. But unfortunately, except for the affecting ballad "The Weight of Love" and barroom blues of "I Got It Bad," much of the material here just doesn't measure up to Rimes' A-level talent. In an era where consumers have the choice to download only the best tracks from an album, that leaves "This Woman" somewhat lackluster. It is indeed always a pleasure to hear from Rimes, but three great tracks out of 12 doesn't cut it in 2005.—CT