The New-Diva Disease

On Cry, her latest album, Faith Hill doesn't quite have the pipes to back up her big ambitions

By definition, a diva is a rampaging female ego redeemed only in part by a lovely voice. It's hard to imagine why anyone would want to be one, but a new generation of female talent appears to be weirdly enamored of the word and the idea.

Faith Hill is one of the new would-be divas. She's the country one--the sweet blond married to fellow sweet blond Tim McGraw. Hill's previous album, Breathe, sold 7 million copies, which gives her pretty good diva credentials. She's popular, but her new album, Cry (Warner Bros.), proves she doesn't really understand why.

Hill's two...

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