The Bright Mississippi - Allen Toussaint
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. May 2, 2012
    9
    This is a great album because of its mix of traditional and modern approaches to the new orleans jazz idiom. Really swings and smokes throughout and is just plain fun to listen to.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. Upon the first listen, The Bright Mississippi merely seems like a joyous good time, but subsequent spins focus attention on just how rich and multi-layered this wonderful music is.
  2. The inspiring combination lifts the album far beyond tribute material into sonic territory all its own.
  3. The applause will only grow louder with the release of The Bright Mississippi. It’s quite simply one of the best albums we’ll hear in 2009.