Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    The undoubted highlight is a completely reconstructed version of Ring of Fire that's guaranteed to stay in your heart forever. [May 2012, p.82]
  2. Feb 22, 2012
    80
    A woman who's hovered on the brink of the purist Bonnie Raitt/Tracy Chapman range truly comes into her own here.
  3. Feb 22, 2012
    80
    The results make the listener want to jump in the aisles and shout with joy.
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    70
    She's taken a more reflective direction that emphasizes tenderness over tenacity and subtlety above sizzle.
  5. Feb 22, 2012
    70
    The church is never far from Foster's vocals, and even though the predominant sound here is a blues shot through with organ and echoing slide guitar, she seems closer to gospel than ever.
  6. Feb 22, 2012
    70
    Whichever era Foster picks and chooses from, Let It Burn always feels utterly timeless.
  7. 70
    [A] stirring, often spellbinding mix of gospel, R&B, folk and rock.
  8. Feb 22, 2012
    67
    It's an organ-ribbed massage of Stax man William Bell's "You Don't Miss Your Water," forever at the heart of the Byrds' gospel-kissed country rock classic Sweetheart of the Rodeo, that really connects.
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    Ruthie Foster, blues-folk artist from musical family in Gause, Texas - often compared to Fitzgerald or Franklin has just released her seventhRuthie Foster, blues-folk artist from musical family in Gause, Texas - often compared to Fitzgerald or Franklin has just released her seventh album, that do not deviate too much from her previous recordings. We can find great, gospel "Welcome Home" and "Lord Remember Me", swinging "This Time", varied by saxophone ballad "You Do Not Miss Your Water", a capella song "The Titanic", "Everlasting Light" with exposed bass, and even a cover of Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain". High-flying album - not just for blues fans. Full Review »