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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. "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. 80
    Surprising and fresh. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.103]
  4. On "Electric Blue Watermelon"... the trio makes its strongest statement about who it is and where it lives. [5 Sep 2005]
  5. What they really are is a 21st century version of a good old Southern rock band who know all too well that the hills of North Mississippi are alive with real folk music.
  6. 70
    Gracefully balances dirty-South revelry with gorgeous graveyard reveries. [Oct 2005, p.141]
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. davidh
    Dec 8, 2005
    10
    best record of 2005 (so far!)
  2. steveb
    Jan 26, 2006
    10
    great nasty southern album...
  3. MaxC
    Apr 9, 2006
    10
    The blues/rock concept of the North Mississippi Allstars reaches its zenith with this their sixth album.