• Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The originals feel like old standards. But the cover of OutKast's 'Hey Ya' is the zinger: It's Southern race-mixing party music come full circle.
  2. This album is back-to-basics rock and soul; you won’t find any further ploys to appease contemporary audiences, and therein lies its charm.
  3. While all of this might come across as an indictment of the album, it’s really not a colossal failure at all--because regardless of its inability to live up to the admittedly lofty expectations of the ensemble cast, it’s clear all involved are having one hell of a good time.
  4. Mojo
    Soul is only as good as its rhythm section and Drive-By Truckers are just not up to the job, obliterating subtle originals and OutKast and Tom Waits covers with bashing, crashing drums and plodding bass. A missed opportunity. [May 2009, p.97]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JoeOutlaw
    Jun 1, 2009
    Fabulous meld of Booker T. for the ages!