Picks and Pans Review: Critics' Choice

updated 06/05/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/05/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN: VOL. II The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, aided by the likes of John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Roy Acuff, creates a country music version of a quilting bee. (Universal)

SUEÑO Salsa pianist Eddie Palmieri fuses in a bit of jazz to make the blend more enticing. (Intuition/Capitol)

BLAST OFF The Stray Cats seem to have profited from their trial separation. (EMI)

LÖC-ED AFTER DARK Heavy duty rapper Tone Loc expands on his hit "Wild Thing" with an album celebrating the pleasures of the senses. (Delicious Vinyl/Island)

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