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Friday, December 28, 2012

BONNIE RAITT / Slipstream [2012]

Country blues singer Bonnie Raitt has been kicking ass in the music world for over 40 years and she's as solid as she ever was on 2012's Slipstream.
Raitt's emotionally strong vocals are sharp, poignant and straight from the gut and complimented with her wicked slide-guitar playing to boot.  Juggling straight-up rockers and down tempo blues, one can't help but hope for some rougher live performances rather than the uber-polished studio takes.  Nevertheless, it's a great album that shows Raitt's still got it after all these years. 

3½ miles closer than a million out of 5

Songs Of Note:  Used To Rule The World; Split Decision

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