The beauty of Pamela Luss’ voice is that it is not flawlessly beautiful. There’s the hint of huskiness, a variable cloudiness, a passing shadow that escalates her sound from merely pretty to intoxicating. Over the course of four albums, Luss’ confidence has steadily increased as, understandably, her emotional range has. Whether shimmying through the relaxed optimism of “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” basking in the fireside warmth of “Maybe You’ll Be There,” or scouring the self-indulgent ache of Carole King’s “It’s Too Late,” Luss’ aim is bulls-eye accurate.
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