Album Picks: 1992
Whether it’s jazz, blues, country, folk, or the occasional oldie, our critics have suggested these recent releases as required listening for the back-to-school season:
*TRISHA YEARWOOD Hearts in Armor A shattering performance from one of country music’s finest interpretive singers.
*VINCE GILL I Still Believe in You Celestial tenor vocals and gut-wrenching songs by a Nashville stalwart.
*SUZANNE VEGA 99.9 F° This restless, neurotic new album unveils a new genre: industrial folk.
*ROGER WATERS Amused to Death A Pink Floyd founder delivers a lush policy statement, scoring a direct hit on our choicest social ills.
*NILS LOFGREN Crooked Line Tough and true power pop from a rock veteran.
*IRIS DEMENT Infamous Angel An unaffected blend of honest country and folk.
*JIMMY RUSHING Rushing Lullabies Inspiring combo buoys the great blues singer to even grander heights.
*KENNY DAVERN My Inspiration Jazz with an innocent charm by a clarinetist and string orchestra.
*MC5 Back in the USA Reissue of an incendiary 1970 rock classic.
*SUZANNE RHATIGAN To Hell With Love Tough blues rock from a tougher woman.
*THE TRASHEN Tube City!: The Best of the Trashmen A cheesy soundtrack for a 1963 dance party.