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  • Summary: Bonnie Raitt returns after seven years with her first studio album since 2005's Souls Alike.
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  • Record Label: Redwing Records
  • Genre(s): Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Album Rock, Slide Guitar Blues
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  1. 91
    Her slide-guitar playing throughout Slipstream is superb, and she slips her purring voice into every song like a letter going into an envelope addressed just to you.
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    With Slipstream, the acolyte of Sippie Wallace and John Lee Hooker takes her music to even more introspective places--and her assessments make this even more adult.
  3. Apr 10, 2012
    It's mood music with a razor edge, pain fronting as bliss, delivered by a vet who understands that the blues are often about just that.
  4. Apr 10, 2012
    [Raitt] mostly returns to the quality soft-rock she perfected in her early solo career, but juices it up with hot guitar solos on almost every song.
  5. Apr 12, 2012
    There are a few lesser moments, but they don't distract; Slipstream reveals Raitt at another creative peak.
  6. Apr 10, 2012
    Befitting a blues album, nearly all the songs contain the word "love" and feature simple beats that have you bobbing your head and tapping your toes after just a couple listens.
  7. Slipstream is welcome, despite large portions of it sounding generic to the point of self-parody: funky, strolling, sunny California blues-rock with lashings of soul.

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  1. May 26, 2012
    Bonnie Raitt returns after more than seven years of hiatus, with her latest - and most successful in career, rock-blues album - "Slipstream".Bonnie Raitt returns after more than seven years of hiatus, with her latest - and most successful in career, rock-blues album - "Slipstream". Songs have an amazing groove, which is revealed even in "Used To Rule The World" or "Split Decision". Certainly in sixteenth Bonnie disc could be seen experience drawn from previous publications revealing in even avant-garde for artist compositions - such as reggae "Right Down The Line" or the "Marriage Made In Hollywood" as a reference to a country style. Expand