July 15, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it an A

The Kansas farm boy and now boho singer-songwriter Freddy Johnston more than lives up to the acclaim of his two previous indie-label releases with This Perfect World. Among the ineffably melodic near-perfect pop tunes are impeccably crafted songs of lovers and losers, like ”Cold Again” and ”Disappointed Man.” Johnston’s surprisingly Sting-ing voice is as evocative and effective as his lyrics (sample: ”Your white piano hands flutter like poison birds”). A

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