Memphis - Boz Scaggs
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 29, 2013
    90
    Inspired song choices further deepen the spell in a beguiling instant classic from a masterful soul stylist. [May 2013, p.78]
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    A by-the-book cover of the arguably too familiar Rainy Night In Georgia aside, this is an engaging and enticing set of tunes breathing fresh life into a bygone form; they’ll melt your heart while making you want to dance.
  3. Memphis is a late-night delight.
  4. Mar 8, 2013
    80
    This set is a stunner. Scaggs is in full possession of that iconic voice; he delivers songs with an endemic empathy and intimacy that make them sound like living, breathing stories.
  5. 80
    Producer Steve Jordan captures the thumping drums, horns and string arrangements always so essential to this music, creating Scaggs’ finest album since Come on Home, 1997’s previous set of predominantly soul covers.
  6. 70
    Unlikely to win any new fans, then, but this richly textured mix of soft-focused funk, soul, jazz and R&B will delight those in thrall to an artist not so much laid back as horizontal. [May 2013, p.88]
  7. Mar 8, 2013
    70
    The supple, grainy throes of Scaggs' voice invigorate old-school hits for Tyrone Davis and the Moments, and ballads by Tony Joe White and Steely Dan.
  8. Apr 10, 2013
    60
    ["Cadillac Walk" is] a refreshing change of pace on an album whose smoothness palls just a little over 12 songs. [May 2013, p.110]
  9. Mar 8, 2013
    60
    Possibly an album for Boz's benefit more than anyone else's. [Apr 2013, p.91]

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