The Electric Word - The Relatives
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  • Summary: The Dallas gospel/R&B/funk group's first studio release in nearly 30 years was produced by Spoon's Jim Eno.
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  1. "What's Wrong with America" is the masterpiece, doo-wop and social protest mixed with God-bothering. Someone book them for a festival, quick.
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    80
    A musical journey through spiritual and physical emotions, Electric Word will stir and soothe the soul.
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    80
    The Electric Word now reveals the Reverend brothers Gean and Tommie West's vocal gospel-soul power utterly undiminished by time. [Apr 2013, p.96]
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    78
    The Electric Word captures the full glory of the Relatives' second coming, though ringer Tyron Edwards nearly steals the show with his mountain-high falsetto ("Things Are Changing"), the gravy to Western grit.
  5. Mar 7, 2013
    70
    Produced by Spoon's Jim Eno and featuring ex-Black Joe Lewis guitarist Zach Ernst, The Electric Word is remarkably similar to the group's earlier recordings. The lone difference is the superior recording quality.
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