This River - JJ Grey
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  • Summary: Co-produced with Dan Prothero, this is the eighth release for the Florida blues/funk/soul singer JJ Grey with his band Mofro.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
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  1. 80
    This River is surely the most accomplished album yet from Florida-based songwriter JJ Grey.
  2. 80
    This River is all gravy, and the perfect opportunity to make your acquaintance with an artist at the top of his game. [Summer 2013, p.95]
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    70
    The songs on This River are tighter and more deftly written than on previous offerings, but the more immediate, in-the-moment-of-creation production and incendiary performances keep things from getting slick.
  4. Jun 13, 2013
    70
    A classic mix of heart-tugging tunes and pound-your-boots rave-ups, This River might not be groundbreaking, but it sure is awfully good at what it sets out to do.
  5. Jun 18, 2013
    60
    Although there are many acts occupying similar territory, the quality of Grey's songwriting and delivery elevates much of the material here. [Jul 2013, p.94]
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    60
    Grey’s skills are undeniable, but this feels too all-encompassing to pass muster as a perfectly rounded album.
  7. Jul 11, 2013
    40
    Too much of This River is more The Commitments, less The Bar-Kays. [Aug 2013, p.98]

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