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Always Got TonightAs on his previous seven discs, Isaak doesn't stray far from his rockabilly/brooding ballad/retro-rock formula on Always Got Tonight. Still, he ...Always Got TonightAs on his previous seven discs, Isaak doesn't stray far from his rockabilly/brooding ballad/retro-rock formula on Always Got Tonight. Still, he ...2002-02-11
Chris Isaak

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B+

Always Got Tonight

Lead Performer: Chris Isaak; Producer (group): Reprise Records

As on his previous seven discs, Isaak doesn’t stray far from his rockabilly/brooding ballad/retro-rock formula on Always Got Tonight. Still, he (with longtime band the Silvertones) performs with such charming, seasoned assurance, that ”Always” feels like a warm visit from an old pal. And with party-starting standouts like ”American Boy” (his nifty Showtime series theme) and the loungey-surf guitar-funk of ”Notice the Ring,” Isaak deserves to be back on the charts.