Locked Down - Dr. John
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    This album is perfect! I great balance of funk, boogie, and rock. And it is produced by the almighty Dan Auerbach (lead singer of the Black Keys) and he does a fantastic job. Dr. John is an underrated legend, and if you have any respect for music whatsoever, you will check out this album, which is probably the best of the year so far.
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    I'm not a big fan of the Black Keys, but this collaboration with Dr. John and Dan Auerbach is absolutely blissful. As one of the most underrated artists in history, John is perfectly updated in this modern-retro classic with Dan Auerbach is by all standards the king of modern "garage vamp." It's currently the best thing I've listened to all year. Key Tracks: Revolution, Locked Down, God Sure Good. Collapse
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    Put it into Dylan's song words: "I'm raving about how I'm loving his sound" Absolutely terrific, unique sound. Best album of year so far in my opinion.
  4. May 26, 2012
    7
    Although the title track "Locked Down" and "Revolution" or "Getaway" make the Dr. John's album - created in collaboration with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys - as a funky interesting proposition, however this effigy went spoled through theseen for ex. on "Big Shot" inability to exploit the potential of the track. Nevertheless, the album still is worth attention.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 28, 2012
    80
    Locked Down is the result of a synergy between musicians of different generations – both have something to bring to the party, and the combination is compelling. It is an album of rare energy, heat, sweat and motion, and a salutary lesson to all that age need not diminish one's mojo.
  2. With one or two exceptions, this CD never lets up, epitomizing his biz-wise mastery of rhumba boogie and the second line. The two pop hits lead. The gris-gris tracks are songs not shtick.
  3. People shouldn't expect a "completely Dr. John" record, but there is a lot to enjoy from the simplicity and overall throwback feel to Locked Down that provides a positive and hopeful experience.