World Boogie Is Coming - North Mississippi Allstars
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 1, 2013
    90
    Epic in scale, World Boogie Is Coming is an extraordinary amalgam of envelope-pushing studio manipulation and DNA-fuelled deep gut grooves. [Dec 2013, p.71]
  2. Sep 11, 2013
    90
    NMA's version of Junior Kimbrough's "Meet Me in the City" here almost sounds like power pop, but filtered through a rustic moonshine filter. Every track here is like that, roaring into the 21st century sounding big, urgent, and huge, but so grounded in the local folk-blues tradition that each track seems to carry imprinted DNA that says boogie all over it.
  3. Sep 11, 2013
    88
    It’s chaotic and expansive in the best sense: The Allstars attack many blues and southern rock ideas--and let loose doing it. As a result, World Boogie feels like a journey.
  4. 80
    By smartly abandoning the hip-hop and indie rock impulses that have appeared on, and arguably watered down, previous NMAS releases, the brothers Dickinson focus on what they do best; grind out muddy boogie with the pulsating, sweat soaked intensity of those that originated the rustic music they clearly love.
  5. 70
    Though it's arranged into four old-school sides, lob on a download card full of bonus material and home movies and it's a retro-modern package to make old Muddy's eyes water. [Nov 2013, p.94]
  6. Oct 18, 2013
    70
    More than country cousins to the Black Keys, these Allstars are the real deal. [No. 103, p.58]
  7. Dec 18, 2013
    60
    Both slow-burning, early Zeppelin-style blues, its understandable they would front-load the album with its trump card, but both seem slightly at odds with the Dickinsons' mission statement. [Jan 2014, p.101]
  8. Oct 18, 2013
    60
    The album succeeds because it has a freshness, raw energy and attack reminiscent of the way Mama Rosin re-work Cajun music.
  9. Sep 11, 2013
    60
    Their latest, crammed with 17 tracks, will likely be a case of too much of a good thing for all but the hardcore fans.

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