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The Title Says It All
Chris S. | atlanta, ga United States | 12/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Suzy Bogguss had already released two mostly overlooked records by the time ACES arrived back in 1991. As the saying goes, the third times often the charm, and that was the case for Bogguss, who finally garnered not only long overdue airplay, but commercial success as well. It was also fortunate that this project arrived at a time when the term "country music" encompassed a wide variety of styles. Bogguss was, and never has been, country in the strictest sense--her tastes run more towards a hybrid of country, pop, and folk--she's actually very similar to early Ronstadt, if you have to categorize. No matter the category, all of Bogguss' strengths finally got noticed with what was arguably her best release yet. Among the several astute song choices, special attention must be paid to 'Outbound Plane', 'Someday Soon', and 'Letting Go',all well-deserved hits.ACES remains one of Bogguss' best records, and one of the better country-pop albums to come out of the nineties."
merrystar | Virginia, USA | 09/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is an honest and straightforward quality to this album which sets it apart from others I own. There are no flashy arrangements or glitzy orchestrations and no over-emoted vocals. Instead we get Suzy Bogguss' beautiful warm voice over rich band accompaniment. Steel guitars, violins, and the occasional harmonica give the music its gentle country feel. Thematically this album deals with separation - leaving, being left, being alone. The lyrics are remarkably uncliched, describing emotions and emotional situations in simple unadorned language. I have owned this album for many years, and it still seems remarkably honest and true.Of the individual songs, "Outbound Plane" hits closest to home for me, reminding me of one of the most difficult breakups I have ever been through. "Letting Go", which deals with both a mother's and a child's emotions as the latter prepares to leave for college is a remarkably accurate description not only of the conflicting emotions I felt when I first left home for college, but of the similar feelings I had leaving college for grad school, and those I feel now as I contemplate my upcoming move to start my first job.I consider this album to be an excellent, well-crafted, poignant piece of work. There is nothing which mars it in any way, it is pleasant to listen to, and most importantly, it speaks to my heart."
Good songs, pleasant voice
Ryan A. Rigg | 05/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Suzy Bogguss is probably one of the best kept secrets in country music. She has never really been a huge superstar like some other female artists, but her music is perhaps more real, heartfelt and honest than some other singers. She does not have a belting, shrieking voice like Martina McBride or Reba McEntire. And she is not as flashy or "pop-sounding" like Shania Twain or Faith Hill. She just sings pure, simple songs with her rich, textured voice.
This is probably her best studio album with strong cuts such as "Outbound Plane", "Someday Soon", "Letting Go" and the title track "Aces". I first bought this CD back in the early 90's when it was originally released. The tracks don't seem a bit dated all these years later.
If you are just looking for a Suzy Bogguss hits package that incorporates all of her hits, check out her "Greatest Hits". Recommended."