By Holly George-Warren
October 04, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Naked Ride Home

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In the mid-’70s, Browne excelled at expressing innocence lost with semiautobiographical lyrics and catchy melodies. Later, he lost his engaging vulnerability amid fussier arrangements and political activism. His first new CD in six years succeeds when he sticks to the earlier style — which has evolved into world-weary narratives — but his message songs tend to meander. An intriguing oddity is the atmospheric paean to spaghetti-Western maestro Sergio Leone.

The Naked Ride Home

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