Telling the Truth - Willie Wright
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  • Summary: The 1970s Nantucket-area singer's sophomore album is rereleased with tracks from his "Right on for the Darkness" single.
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  1. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    Even without many fast songs, it's a well-paced album.
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    80
    Telling The Truth is an hour of purely enjoyable songs that could have been, and are luckily not, lost gems.
  3. Mar 24, 2011
    78
    Telling the Truth has its moments of deeply felt poignancy, but its real value lies in its highly creative and endlessly listenable assimilation of soul, pop, rock, and folk signifiers.
  4. Mar 24, 2011
    70
    Wright is neither as commanding a singer nor anywhere near as indelible a lyricist as the singular Withers, to be sure, but this only further serves to highlight the appeal of Telling The Truth, namely how seamlessly it exists as part of its era rather than in any way defining it.
  5. Mar 24, 2011
    70
    Warm, soulful, occasionally political, Wright was a private-press gem who deserved more.