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  • Summary: The California-born musician's first album on the Warner Bros. label features Grinderman, Ruby Turner, and KT Tunstall as guests.
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  1. Hobo Journeyman enlists the help of Nick Cave, KT Tunstall and Ruby Turner to deliver winning album.
  2. 80
    It all proves that Seasick Steve is at his strongest when he’s playing solo.
  3. 'My Youth,' a desolate mediation on ageing, it's the best thing here, and there's not a hint of the dusty tracks about it.
  4. If you relax into it, and not expect the same experience as seeing Steve live, it's pretty good.
  5. The album's sole significant guest, Nick Cave, emerges on the stalking 'Just Like A King,' but elsewhere there's sadly no real sign of the poetic edge that he or the pick of the earlier troubadours can produce.
  6. Q Magazine
    There's nothing remotely new or sophisticated about any of it. Instead the album happily operates at the most instinctual gut level, oozing authenticity in a way that Jack White, say, would give his front teeth for. [Nov 2008, p.111]
  7. Is this the best we can do? Desperate-to-be-authentic, carbohydrate-stodgy white blues, played by an elderly man pretending to be a tramp? Really, you deserve better.

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