Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Ringo Starr: Beaucoups of Blues [Apple, 1970]
Finally he gets to impersonate Buck Owens for an entire record. I admit that over the distance he doesn't merely sing flat--sometimes the voice threatens to fade away altogether. But both the songs and Pete Drake's production bespeak a high-quality obsession--the music sticks. And Ringo is still Ringo, which means he's good at making himself felt. B