Miss Fortune - Allison Moorer
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  • Summary: This is the critically-acclaimed Alabama singer's third album, and first for her new label Universal South.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A rich, varied and emotionally resonant album that eschews AOR sugar fixes for smart, graceful songwriting and soulful but unshowy performances.
  2. An adventurous singer/songwriter just like her sister Shelby Lynne, the vocally gifted Moorer doesn't shy away from bucking country tradition. In fact, she seems to revel in it.
  3. Make no mistake: This is a country album, but it's closer to what the music might have become rather than to where it has sunk in its current doldrums.
  4. 70
    It's a richly textured album, often filled with a melancholy that suits Moorer's dark, rich voice just perfectly.
  5. 60
    Relative to her potential, she remains an underachiever, straitjacketed by Nashville craftsmanship in writing and arrangement. [Oct 2002, p.104]
  6. 60
    Though Moorer's lyrics sometimes slide from smart to schmaltzy, her superb singing ensures that every tune on Miss Fortune is incandescent. [#10, p.122]
  7. The strength Moorer has shown from first album to second album and finally to this genre-leaping experiment in self-recreation is enough to not only merit a listen, but to make sure we pay attention to the fourth album when it arrives.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2