Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Magnet
    Oct 23, 2013
    Bon Iver seems to be taking great joy in simply playing with musicians he admires. There's something really beautiful in that, and it shines throughout the whole album. [No. 103, p.52]
  2. 80
    Ultimately, there’s not a single song here that fails to resonate or emphatically evoke emotions.
  3. Oct 23, 2013
    Here the iconic Blind Boys of Alabama sound more joyful, jubilant and ready than ever, their faith a source of palpable euphoria, whether laced with tuba, tambourine or resonator guitar.
  4. Oct 31, 2013
    Harvesting collaborators from a younger generation could easily have come off a desperate lunge for credibility and relevancy, but instead Blind Boys of Alabama have struck upon something quite brilliant indeed.
  5. Oct 23, 2013
    The Blind Boys are oddly relegated to the background of the Sam Amidon-assisted "I Am Not Waiting Anymore," making it barely distinguishable from the indie-folk currently blanketing AAA radio, but the island groove of "I've Been Searching" is a delightful surprise with Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus helping channel the Jamaican harmony trios of the Sixties.
  6. Nov 1, 2013
    The various cameos (Sam Amidon, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards among them) can make the Blind Boys seem like guests on their own LP. Still, the Boys' performances are first-rate.
  7. Uncut
    Oct 31, 2013
    On the five tracks sung solely by the Blind Boys, the record comes off as Vernon intended.... By contrast, the remaining six, each featuring a contemporary guest artists, are problematic. [Dec 2013, p.65]
  8. 60
    Some of the guest vocalists are questionable--Shara Worden and Sam Amidon seem detached--but Vernon's delivery of Dylan's “Every Grain of Sand” has charm.
  9. Oct 23, 2013
    I’ll Find a Way won’t go down as a Blind Boys of Alabama classic, but at least 50% of it certainly brings the goods.
  10. Oct 23, 2013
    There are things that don't work here: there are stilted, wooden arrangements that mar "I'm Am Not Waiting Anymore" with Sam Amidon, and Vernon's duet with Carter on Bob Dylan's "Every Grain of Sand." Otherwise, I'll Find a Way is a fine, if uncharacteristically restrained, Blind Boys of Alabama recording.

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