• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2012
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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86

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

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  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
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  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.