Smoke Rings in the Dark On his third album, Nashville's most underrated honky-tonker takes on a bigger, more polished sound — and a new persona as a mysterious loner cowboy.… Gary Allan Country
Music Review

Smoke Rings in the Dark

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Gary Allan; Genre: Country

On his third album, Nashville's most underrated honky-tonker takes on a bigger, more polished sound — and a new persona as a mysterious loner cowboy. With his brooding intensity and tremulous, aching tenor, Allan brings a quiet brilliance to this mostly left-field program, shining brightest on the title song, an interior monologue of love gone cold. A-

Originally posted Nov 05, 1999 Published in issue #511 Nov 05, 1999 Order article reprints