What's Inside Joan Armatrading: What's Inside (RCA Victor) On her 14th album in 21 years, the West Indian-born singer-songwriter proves why she still deserves an audience. Moving… What's Inside Joan Armatrading: What's Inside (RCA Victor) On her 14th album in 21 years, the West Indian-born singer-songwriter proves why she still deserves an audience. Moving…
Music Review

What's Inside

EW's GRADE
B+

Joan Armatrading: What's Inside (RCA Victor) On her 14th album in 21 years, the West Indian-born singer-songwriter proves why she still deserves an audience. Moving easily from light jazz to reggae to R&B/funk and ballads, she uses her calm, rosewood voice to ferret out hidden emotions. The orchestrations are a mite fanciful, but Armatrading is sturdy enough to anchor a dirigible. B+

Originally posted Nov 03, 1995 Published in issue #299 Nov 03, 1995 Order article reprints
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