Picks and Pans Review: Critic's Choice

UPDATED 10/03/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/03/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

>THE SHOUTING STAGE Ever since Tracy Chapman showed up, people have been comparing her with Joan Armatrading. Here's an impressive bit of work by Ms. A. herself. (A&M)

LET IT ROLL Even without the late Lowell George, Little Feat can put together some gritty, rambunctious pop rock. (Warner Bros.)

VIRGIN BEAUTY It sounds like a match made in a food processor: Ornette Coleman and his band Prime Time teaming with Jerry Garcia. The exotic results are a tasty, if unpredictable, kind of jazz. (Portrait/CBS)

NEW WORLD Karla Bonoff has written hits for such people as Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt; in this case she does herself and her listeners a few favors. (Gold Castle)

OLD 8 X 10 That mellow young country gentleman Randy Travis delivers another nearly picture-perfect album. (Warner Bros.)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters