Blurring the Edges

Blurring the Edges is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Meredith Brooks. It was produced by Geza X and David Ricketts. It was released through Capitol Records on May 6, 1997. It became a huge commercial success, going double platinum in Canada and platinum in the United States.

Blurring the Edges
Meredith Brooks - Blurring the Edges.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 6, 1997
August 11, 1997 (UK)
GenreAlternative rock
Meredith Brooks chronology
Blurring the Edges
See It Through My Eyes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[3]
The Province3/5[4]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Meredith Brooks; all music is composed by Meredith Brooks, except where noted.

1."I Need"Brooks, Shelly Peiken4:10
2."Bitch"Brooks, Peiken4:12
3."Somedays"Brooks, Larry Dvoskin3:45
4."Watched You Fall"Brooks, Christopher Ward4:50
5."Pollyanne"Brooks, Peiken3:14
6."Shatter"Brooks, Peiken3:59
7."My Little Town"Brooks, John Corey, Stan Lynch3:59
8."What Would Happen" 5:16
9."It Don't Get Better"Brooks, Kevin Dukes4:12
10."Birthday"Brooks, Peiken3:14
11."Stop"Brooks, Dvoskin5:00
12."Wash My Hands"Brooks, Dvoskin, Peiken5:04
Total length:50:55


Credits adapted from the Blurring the Edges liner notes.[5]



  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1997-05-05). "Blurring the Edges - Meredith Brooks | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  2. ^ Mirkin, Steven (1997-05-16). "Blurring the Edges Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-05-17.
  3. ^ Scribner, Sara (1997-05-25). "In Brief; ** 1/2 Meredith Brooks, "Blurring the Edges," Capitol". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Harrison, Tom; Walsh, Michael; McLaughlin, John (1997-07-31). "Hiatt makes it look easy". The Province.
  5. ^ Blurring the Edges (liner notes). Meredith Brooks. Capitol. 1997. 7243 8 36919 2 0.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Meredith Brooks Billboard Albums Chart".
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  8. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Meredith Brooks – Blurring the edges" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Meredith Brooks – Blurring the edges". Music Canada.
  11. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Meredith Brooks – Blurring the edges" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Blurring the edges in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  12. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Meredith Brooks; 'Blurring the edges')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 945. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Meredith Brooks – Blurring the edges". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Blurring the edges in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Meredith Brooks – Blurring the edges". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  17. ^ "Picture of Success". Billboard. 6 June 1998. Retrieved 3 September 2018.