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Album Review | Pop

Plenty of warmth in Aaron Neville’s ‘My True Story’

When classic pop and rock artists make late-career covers albums of their favorite coming-of-age songs, they are often viewed as an easy, lazy way to pad their catalogs. Sometimes these collections are enjoyable, but often they’re of more interest to the artist than their fans.

What sets this collection of doo-wop and early rock era tunes apart from the jaded pack is Neville’s peerless voice and crystal clear passion for the material.

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