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k.d.lang: Absolute Torch and Twang

Holly Gleason, Rolling Stone, 13 July 1989

Absolute Torch and Twang – the third major-label LP by Canadian chanteuse K.D. Lang and the second with her band the Reclines – splits the difference between the unbridled high spirits and shit-kicking backbeat of Angel With a Lariat and the more studied, Patsy Cline-influenced studioscapes crafted by legendary country producer Owen Bradley on Shadowland. The result is a record that's thoughtful and mature.

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