I Can't Stop

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  • Summary: The Reverend returns to his roots, reuniting with the same producer (Willie Mitchell), Memphis studio (Hi Records' Royal Studios) and session musicians that made him a legend during the 1970s.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Though the songs are sometimes little more than vamps, the interplay is faultless.
  2. Uncut
    80
    It's not amazing... but it's great. [Jan 2004, p.106]
  3. But I Can't Stop has more to offer than a rush of nostalgia. The songwriting is largely superb, which keeps the album from sounding like a clever pastiche.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    Almost classic Green. [Jan 2004, p.114]
  5. The funk on the reverend's latest may be too smooth for some, but I Can't Stop will make even casual fans want to jump up and kiss somebody.
  6. This is a great work of soul music.... So what's the problem? Well, I'm not really sure that it's fair to say it, but I will, and let the cards fall where they may: This record is too happy.
  7. Blender
    40
    A weak echo of those gloriously clean and spacious LPs [of the 70s]. [Dec 2003, p.136]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 30, 2005
    10
    Al Green's comeback is a thing of beauty. He still sounds like he did all those years ago.
  2. uknownpersonuknown
    Jan 11, 2004
    9
    Good Album- they should put the song " lets stay together"