The Electric Mile - G Love & Special Sauce
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  • Summary: The first album from the Philly trio since 1999's Philadelphonic features guest appearances from Medeski Martin & Wood keyboardist John Medeski and Morphine drummer Billy Conway.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. The real secret to the special sauce is the sly songwriting, which turns his groove gumbos into sardonic meditations on bruised romance. [4/27/2001, p.118]
  2. 80
    Ultimately, there's a lot to be said about G Love's consistency and the way that amid a steadfast formula he never fails to feel fresh.
  3. Here, country twang knocks against rap, funk basslines and blues harmonicas, and liberal lashings of reggae, ska and dub are added -- all adding up to a groove jam congealed into a multi-faceted but consistent and accomplished sound.
  4. The Electric Mile more than meets expectations because this fifth effort is the group's most fully realized.
  5. Electric Mile grooves along like one big outdoor party, where everyone is meant to have a funky good time.
  6. 60
    Electric Mile is good, just not earth-shattering, and coming from someone with Dutton's creativity, it would be nice to hear something a bit more, well, electric.
  7. 20
    The jam-band influence that now pervades the group's sound is as pernicious an additive as that strychnine somebody slipped into Robert Johnson's whiskey. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.110]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2