Give Till It's Gone

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
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  1. Jun 9, 2011
    9
    Ben Harper returns with his follow up to 2009's blues-heavy "White Lies for Dark Times" which he did with his new band Relentless7. Now he's back and he brought a Beatle with him. Give till it's Gone is nearly just as great as "White Lies" focusing more on destructive blues than quiet folk tunes. Ringo Starr helps him out with two tracks, including a great jam called "get here fromBen Harper returns with his follow up to 2009's blues-heavy "White Lies for Dark Times" which he did with his new band Relentless7. Now he's back and he brought a Beatle with him. Give till it's Gone is nearly just as great as "White Lies" focusing more on destructive blues than quiet folk tunes. Ringo Starr helps him out with two tracks, including a great jam called "get here from there" He rocks out on "Rock N Roll is Free" It's not, it costs money. But for Harper, every penny is worth it. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. 60
    He might lack a sense of direction personally (at least right now), but it's this lack of clarity that has produced a very focused record.
  2. May 17, 2011
    86
    Harper is in top form, crafting songs that succeed lyrically and musically, capturing much of the blues-driven energy of White Lies while mixing in a delicate simplicity that adds a layer of depth to the bluesman's latest effort.
  3. May 17, 2011
    80
    It is raw, warped, and cathartic.