Ryan Dombal
May 23, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Picking up where 2003’s Identity Crisis left off, this golden-voiced songstress, Shelby Lynne, continues to strip her sound on Suit Yourself, a whispery, unrefined set of back-porch rhythm & blues. Always a straight shooter, the Alabama native offers sly social commentary on the Bush-baiting ”You’re the Man,” but it’s her swaying, broken-hearted confessionals that truly linger. ”Johnny Met June,” a somber homage to the Man in Black, cuts deep even as it walks the line with a quiet grace.

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