Electric Blue Watermelon - North Mississippi Allstars
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  • Summary: The eclectic southern blues-rockers return with an album produced by Jim Dickinson (father of band members Cody and Luther). Lucinda Williams guests.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. "Electric Blue Watermelon" consistently demonstrates that they have arrived at a place where their special feel for hill country blues and their Southern rock sensibilities are in sync. [10 Sep 2005]
  2. It's sort of like the Allman Brothers Band jamming with the P-Funk All Stars, with LL Cool J guesting. [9 Sep 2005, p.141]
  3. Electric Blue Watermelon expertly combines elements of the previous three albums with a few cool new additions, making for not only the most diverse concoction of blues and rock the band has recorded to date, but also their best album so far.
  4. On "Electric Blue Watermelon"... the trio makes its strongest statement about who it is and where it lives. [5 Sep 2005]
  5. 80
    Surprising and fresh. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.103]
  6. 70
    It's not their reworkings of songs by Charley Patton, Fred McDowell and RL Burnside that impress most here, but rather their own compositions. [Apr 2006, p.114]
  7. Sometimes suffers from roots-rock blandness, but it delivers enough open-armed mojo to satisfy purists and curious young'uns alike. [8 Sep 2005, p.112]

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