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The Duel

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Allison Moorer
Allison Moorer: Marina Chavez

The Duel

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Allison Moorer
Producers:
Sugar Hill
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

Orphaned as a 14-year-old by her parents’ murder-suicide, the liquid-voiced Allison Moorer has long parsed the fine print of heaven and hell. On the title song of The Duel, her jagged, Neil Young-influenced new album, a disconsolate woman stands at a grave site and squares off against the Almighty. Though Moorer’s haunting characters delay the inevitable by juggling booze and pills, their struggle ends with redemption: They, and Moorer, get right with God after all.

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