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Joan Osborne: Righteous Love

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 11 September 2000

THE FIRST TIME I turned on the radio and heard 'St. Theresa', (the opening track off Osborne's 1995 release, Relish) I felt branded for life. That voice, then unknown, hit me upside the head, roughed me up a bit, then mightily and surely knocked me over. I'm still awed by that song, and chilled to the bone by 80% of what's on that album, on the sheer integrity of Osborne's awesome voice.

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