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Kelly Willis Kelly Willis Kelly Willis At her worst, new-wave country-rocker Kelly Willis either slurs her way through a bad Dwight Yoakam impersonation or brays...Kelly WillisCountry Kelly Willis Kelly Willis At her worst, new-wave country-rocker Kelly Willis either slurs her way through a bad Dwight Yoakam impersonation or brays...1993-07-09
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Kelly Willis

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Kelly Willis; Producer (group): MCA

Kelly Willis Kelly Willis At her worst, new-wave country-rocker Kelly Willis either slurs her way through a bad Dwight Yoakam impersonation or brays like a mule in heat. At her best, she weds the best of California and Nashville sensibilities; her third album finds her eking out terrific left-field songs like Marshall Crenshaw’s ”Whatever Way the Wind Blows.” With the right mix of attitude and angst, she proves there’s something behind that model-pretty face after all. B+