Picks and Pans Review: Slow Turning

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

John Hiatt
Maybe it was just the fact that neither Bruce Springsteen nor John Cougar Mellencamp produced a full-fledged solo album this year that made Hiatt's rough-hewn, elemental rock sound so true to the mark. Or maybe the reason was that Hiatt is a major talent who has gone unrecognized for far too long.

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