Trouble No More - John Mellencamp
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  • Summary: The Indiana rocker returns with his very first covers album, with versions of 12 roots/blues tunes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Bursts with old-time voodoo bluster.
  2. The simpler style allows the tense commentary to come through loud and clear, as the band keeps up.
  3. 80
    This sounds like a brand-new, re-energized John Mellencamp.
  4. This album doesn't sound that distant from the grass-roots rock of Mellencamp albums such as Scarecrow and The Lonesome Jubilee.
  5. 70
    His most intimate recording yet. [#17, p.138]
  6. What gives it some distinction is that there's a freshness to the music, largely dervied from its quick recording, a quality that has been lacking in his records for many years now, arguably since Big Daddy.
  7. 40
    If you really want to hear folk-blues played with rock'n'roll attitude then go back to Boomer's Story or Into The Purple Valley. [Oct 2003, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. AnthonyB
    May 24, 2004
    10
    Great Album!! Must add this to my collection.
  2. PeteM
    Feb 7, 2006
    10
    Incrdible reworking of some terrific tunes. Unbelievable band by the way. Very strong effort. No surprise that it spent over 3 months at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Keep Rockin' John! Expand
  3. WizardThe
    Jul 30, 2007
    10
    This recording is a great blues/folk covers album by an American icon. I can't believe I found it in the "Overtsock" section at BMG Music Service. His last last song "To Washington" is more appropriate today than it was in 2003. Mellencamp rocks!!! Expand
  4. Jeff
    Aug 15, 2003
    8
    Musicians back him up superbly; lacking the spontaneous feel of Dylan's cover work; the anti-Bush song (the last track) is nicely calibrated and effective Expand
  5. TomC
    Jul 20, 2007
    3
    I guess you either love or hate his stuff. Being from Indiana he does not represent what I like in music, so I won't buy it.
  6. Thomas
    Jul 6, 2003
    0
    I think John Mellencamp sucks.
  7. ScottE
    Feb 13, 2007
    0
    What Bill L said.

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