Bright colored pinwheels go 'round in my head.
I would love this entire album if the sibilance were fixed--including "Somebody's Been Lyin'." I don't think the song is bad by any means, and Karen's rendition is not bad by any means. On the contrary, I think is has the potential to be stellar, if these little sonic oddities were fixed. (And the sibilance issue is not just on "Somebody's Been Lyin'"--I was listening to "When You've Got What It Takes" and "Because We Are in Love" and I hear the sibilance there as well. They're all great songs imho, just not done justice in the engineering.)^^Contrariwise, I am a big fan of the album Lovelines.
Now, I re-listened yesterday to
Somebody's Been Lyin'
and, I must say, this is an underrated gem (imho).
Karen's nuances are incredible. The song is mature.
It is a rather interesting Carpenters' interpretation.
In short, I love it.