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Moment of Truth

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Moment of Truth

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Suzy Bogguss
Producers:
Capitol
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

Suzy Bogguss’ debut, Somewhere Between, was perfect testimony that country albums could aim their sights toward commercial radio and still concern themselves with matters of integrity. The songs on the follow-up, Moment of Truth, aren’t quite as gritty, but Bogguss remains a revelation, a singer of remarkable clarity, poise, and intonation, with the additional gift of sure emotional directness. On the torchy blues of ”Burning Down,” the ballad ”As If I Didn’t Know,” and the sensual ”Friend of Mine,” Bogguss displays an especially authoritative presence, and a promise to develop into one of country’s brightest stars. B+