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  • Summary: Jim Dickinson produced this 21st album for Hiatt, which finds him backed by members of the North Mississippi Allstars.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. His richest and most consistently satisfying release since the late '80s.
  2. Hiatt delivers a batch of songs that powerfully evoke certain places, certain times, certain characters, with an eye for detail and an understanding of the complexities of human behavior seldom seen in songwriters these days.
  3. 80
    His most lyrically sharp and melodically inspired material in years. [Jul 2005, p.99]
  4. A too-well-buried treasure. [Aug 2005, p.129]
  5. While Hiatt sounds soulful as all get out (as per usual) on this set, the lingering mood is often downbeat and introspective.
  6. 60
    [A] sturdy ensemble record. [Jul 2005, p.104]
  7. The tunes would be a whole lot better with careful pruning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MATTH
    Aug 22, 2005
    10
    It grows on you, track by track. I am never disapointed in his work, wish there were more like him; but maybe then i wouldn't like him as much! It is nice to have someone so talented but still relatively unknown. Expand
  2. KevinH
    Aug 15, 2005
    9
    Great.
  3. BlowMe
    Aug 11, 2005
    8
    Best one since Crossing Muddy Waters.