Souls Alike - Bonnie Raitt
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  • Summary: The singer's 18th album is the first she produced herself.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Gone are the big washes of sound that Don Was added to her Grammy-winning recordings, and the sound Raitt has chosen for herself is a bit edgier, far more adventurous than Silver Lining.
  2. Souls Alike is what Bonnie Raitt does best - superb bluesy rock, with Raitt on top form, both vocals-wise and on her beloved slide guitar.
  3. An adventurous change of pace that stretches Raitt beyond her previous recordings. [17 Sep 2005]
  4. Throughout, Raitt holds her ground without digging a rut.
  5. Music that's radio-ready, but never boring or insipid. [Dec 2005, p.108]
  6. 60
    The blues stomps have been muted, and none of the 11 songs are her own. [Oct 2005, p.110]
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  1. melanieg
    Nov 1, 2005
    10
    love every single song. When was the last time you could say that?
  2. JEFFB
    Sep 28, 2005
    9
    this is one of Bonnie's best..... great songwriters she's found along with some great soulful grooves and some really interesting this is one of Bonnie's best..... great songwriters she's found along with some great soulful grooves and some really interesting beats, Bonnie and the band have really found themselves experimenting but nothing to much out of her fan base yet eye opening performances. She has only gotten better with each new release. Not a bad song in the bunch, favorites, "The bed I made", "Trinkets", "I will not be broken", "So close", "God was in the water", "Crooked Crown" as well as the beautiful "I don't want to change a thing" and the New Orleans grooves of "Uneccessraily Mercenary", "Two lights in the nightime", just a masterpiece of fashioned sound and soulful singer! Expand