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Devotion+Doubt

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If his acclaimed debut, Bloomed, showed talent in full flower, Richard Buckner blossoms even more brilliantly on Devotion+doubt. The singer-songwriter explores such truths as heartache, bitterness, and redemption in a voice that’s equal parts bearlike rumble and whiskey-soaked whisper. The a cappella ”Fater” (half country-gospel dirge, half Native American incantation) mesmerizes, but the sweetest surprise is ”On Travelling,” featuring a chirping cricket.