“Angel in Disguise”
Earl Thomas Conley
Written by Earl Thomas Conley and Randy Scruggs
#1 (1 week)
July 28, 1984
Earl Thomas Conley has been one of this feature’s most satisfying discoveries, but this one is a mess.
Nothing about “Angel in Disguise” works. One poor choice is stacked atop another.
The synthesizer arrangement is cold and tinny. The vocal is nasal and strained. The tempo is agonizingly slow.
This record lacks charm, substance, and purpose. It’s an unmitigated disaster.
Oh, and the video is going to haunt my dreams this evening.
“Angel in Disguise” gets an F .
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