We'll Never Turn Back - Mavis Staples

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Staples' voice outshines all: rich, weathered, and full of fire, sometimes resolving in a cracked tone or a dark, knowing chuckle, her eyes still on the prize.
  2. Her great success is making these protest songs personal, and she does it in a most profoundly moving way.
  3. [It] seems like the album the 66-year-old singer was born to make
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. StefB.
    May 26, 2007
    A long overdue album, soulful and moving. Mavis Staples is revisiting the songs and give them power, she gives us food for thoughts. Great masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. KenS
    May 9, 2007
    One of the best of the year so far. Cooder's production and playing are perfect, as usual.
  3. HiNumber
    May 8, 2007