Critics' Voices: Oct. 1, 1990


BOB DYLAN: UNDER THE RED SKY (Columbia). "God knows the secrets of your heart," Dylan sings on this enigmatic new bit of introspection and social speculation. "He'll tell 'em to you when you sleep." Well, he's not talking much here, and Bob hangs back a bit too. Odd, edgy and, for all the slick session talent on parade (George Harrison, Elton John), somehow unfinished.

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS: PICKIN' ON NASHVILLE (Mercury/PolyGram). Quirky, impolite country music by a new band that respects tradition but takes its own route back to the roots. Classics by the likes of Bill Monroe and Don...