Electric Dirt

  • Record Label: Vanguard
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. JeromeL
    Jul 2, 2009
    8
    A wonderfully energetic and soulful album of the sort that only Mr. Helm could deliver.
  2. ByronLJ
    Jul 5, 2009
    8
    It's arguable that this record is better than his last. This is surely a contender for album of the year. There are not many Artists who were playing in bands 40 years ago, still putting out great albums.
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    8
    Levon, Levon, Levon! Nice job. The production is clean and uncomplicated. the songs crafted for extended listening sessions. In today's world we need more music of this type and quality. Farmer up and go! Many want to be him but only he can be himself.

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Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Electric Dirt sounds fresh, emphatic, and as effective as anything Levon has cut since the mid-'70s, and one can only hope he has a few more discs in him just this good.
  2. Helm blends the secular and gospel worlds with an almost seamless precision. Fans of the Band will love this.
  3. The rural, pure, gospel-meets-banjos-meets-trumpets sound of the record is irrevocably essential Helm, yet the soulful songsmith manages to avoid repetition in his new album.