Tony Scherman
October 18, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Iris DeMent

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Iris DeMent
Producers
Warner Bros.

We gave it an A-

With Iris Dement, the freshest young talent in contemporary folk weighs in with her third wonderful album. Dement can genre-hop seamlessly, dipping into traditional folk, folk-pop, honky-tonk country, gospel, and blues. But she’d better beware of Nashville producers: Scattered throughout are the sort of corporate touches (a backup singer’s pseudo-soulful wail on ”Wasteland of the Free”) that can make even an untrammeled original sound generic.

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