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  • Summary: This is the first album from the Blues singer from California on Third Man Records, Jack White's label.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 17, 2011
    80
    Old Dog New Tricks is hardly an overhaul--the likes of Don't Know Why She Love Me but She Do ensures there's plenty here for adherents to the tried and true. But it's clear that this old dog is stretching his legs more than on any previous album.
  2. Jun 21, 2011
    80
    Sixth album by the artist who won MOJO's Best Breakthrough Act award 2007, aged 66. [July 2011, p. 100]
  3. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    Builds on the loose and raw sound of Wold's earlier records, but [the album] is also an extension of them, pulling in strains of folk and country and adding them to his signature trance blues sound. The result is a powerfully good record.
  4. Jun 1, 2011
    70
    More often than not though, Seasick Steve is just as fun, lively and instantly likeable as ever.
  5. Jun 3, 2011
    60
    A prophetically titled record that does exactly what it promises. [Jul 2011, p.94]
  6. Jun 1, 2011
    60
    Despite the gloriously odd decision to place Treasures--a piece of music as fragile as the materialistic lifestyles it attacks--first in the tracklisting, there are no real surprises.
  7. Four years on, his fifth album just feels stodgily generic.

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