The Electric Word

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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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. Mojo
    Mar 7, 2013
    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]
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    A musical journey through spiritual and physical emotions, Electric Word will stir and soothe the soul.
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    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
    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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