Music Review

1994 (1994)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Merle Haggard; Genre: Country

Country's favorite vagrant, Merle Haggard has been sounding pretty vacant for the last decade, but on 1994 he comes up with a surprisingly energetic album that resuscitates his creative muse. From a portrait of the failed farmer (''In My Next Life'') to the country-jazz ''What's New in New York City,'' Haggard shows the kind of spunk that suggests it'll take more than a long dry spell to count this Okie out. B

Originally posted Jun 24, 1994 Published in issue #228-229 Jun 24, 1994 Order article reprints