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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

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  1. Searching for a ray of lyrical light in John Mellencamp's latest treatise on the state of the world proves consuming—but largely fruitless. That, however, makes the album all the more compelling.
  2. Though he may be contemplating mortality, Mellencamp, with his weathered snarl, still sounds remarkably alive.
  3. Mellencamp teamed up with producer T Bone Burnett to create a whole new sound--a set of textured, atmospheric folk and country blues that adds up to one of the most compelling albums of Mellencamp's career.