One True Vine - Mavis Staples
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  • Summary: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy returns to produce the singer's latest release that includes songs written by Alan Sparhawk of Low, Nick Lowe, and Tweedy.
  • Record Label: Anti
  • Genre(s): R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B, Retro-Soul, Traditional Gospel, Southern Gospel
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jul 17, 2013
    100
    You Are Not Alone, her 2010 collaboration with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, won Staples her first Grammy. The follow up is even better.
  2. 91
    [Producer Jeff Tweedy] provides many nicely spare showcases for her silken vocals. [28 Jun 2013]
  3. 80
    Throughout, Tweedy’s arrangements are the soul of discretion, employing the merest suggestions of rhythm and texture to show Staples’ iconic voice to best advantage.
  4. Jul 23, 2013
    80
    The overall mood, however, is thoughtful and somber: unlike You Are Not Alone, this is a contemplative late-night album rather than a celebratory Sunday morning one. It’s wonderful.
  5. Jun 21, 2013
    75
    As on previous record You Are Not Alone, his production is light and crisp, allowing Staples' voice to take center stage. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.91]
  6. Jul 17, 2013
    70
    There's a lot of worthwhile material for her to perform here. [No. 100, p.59]
  7. Jun 21, 2013
    60
    The mood is sombre, the pace slow-to-mid and Staples means every word she sings.

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