Alanna Nash
December 18, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

The defunct duo of Foster and Lloyd seemed merely to be grafting pop elements to country lyrics, or country instrumentation to pop attitude. On his first solo album, Del Rio, TX 1959, Radney Foster comes closer to narrowing the great divide, but ends up veering back and forth from rhyme by rote to poetic truth. C+

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