I'll Find a Way

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  • Artist(s): Jimmy Carter, Eric "Ricky" McKinnie, Joey Williams, Ben Moore
  • Summary: Produced by Justin Vernon, the latest release for the gospel group features guest appearances from Sam Amidon, Phil Cook of Megafaun, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Patty Griffin, and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond.
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  1. 80
    Ultimately, there’s not a single song here that fails to resonate or emphatically evoke emotions.
  2. 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]
  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 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.
  5. 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.
  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]

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