November 06, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

Out to prove that she’s more than the ”Black Velvet” girl, blues rocker Alannah Myles expands stylistically this time — into Joni Mitchell’s Blue balladry and arena-rattling funk-rock hybrids. Though Rockinghorse conforms to corporate-rock production code, the combination of Myles’ wrenching vocals and meatier, Chris Whitley-influenced songwriting is, at times, electrifying. B

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