• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2005
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. Perfectly ragged and wholly entertaining throughout. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.131]
  7. 70
    Gracefully balances dirty-South revelry with gorgeous graveyard reveries. [Oct 2005, p.141]
  8. "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]
  9. On "Electric Blue Watermelon"... the trio makes its strongest statement about who it is and where it lives. [5 Sep 2005]
  10. 80
    Surprising and fresh. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.103]
  11. While previous releases have found the pride of North Mississippi exploring various manifestations of their musical identity, on Electric Blue Watermelon they pull everything together and bring their artistic progression full circle.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MaxC
    Apr 9, 2006
    10
    The blues/rock concept of the North Mississippi Allstars reaches its zenith with this their sixth album.
  2. steveb
    Jan 26, 2006
    10
    great nasty southern album...
  3. davidh
    Dec 8, 2005
    10
    best record of 2005 (so far!)