By Alanna Nash
Updated December 10, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

On the surface, newcomer Faith Hill might seem a Reba McEntire clone without the histrionics. But though she often lapses into tonality and phrasing not unlike McEntire’s, Hill lacks her contrivance and goes for a wider scope of material, from the intelligent spouse-abuse ballad ”I Would Be Stronger Than That” to the openhearted yearning and libidinal heat of Take Me As I Am.