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  • Summary: The 20th studio release for the multiple Grammy-winning blues singer-songwriter was self-produced.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
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  1. Feb 1, 2016
    100
    Bonnie’s smoky take of the INXS funker Need You Tonight and a rollicking version of Los Lobos’s Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes. Another Grammy on the way? That would almost certainly seem to be the case.
  2. 83
    The album’s best moments aren’t when Raitt & Co. get lost in a nasty groove. Deep also features some of the most personal songs Raitt has ever recorded.... And it’s on those tunes where Raitt’s signature rasp and world-weary perspective cut deepest.
  3. 80
    Never mind dig in deep: this is an emotional excavation.
  4. Feb 12, 2016
    80
    At 66 Raitt’s warm graze of a voice is better than ever, balancing the confidence of experienced with a more nuanced perspective. Inspirational.
  5. Feb 25, 2016
    80
    Like her heroes before her, B.B. King included, Raitt is clearly in it for the long haul, and not content to rely on past glory. Instead, she wisely digs Deep and her listeners are the better for it.
  6. 75
    More often than not, she digs in deep sonically with her fellow players, but she digs in deep lyrically, too, making the words her own even when they’re someone else’s.
  7. Feb 22, 2016
    70
    Raitt is as bold and sharp on Dig In Deep, made with her longtime road band.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 26, 2016
    10
    Bonnie Raitt is proving herself as an unstoppable and stalwart blues singer and great guitar player. I love the way she takes songsBonnie Raitt is proving herself as an unstoppable and stalwart blues singer and great guitar player. I love the way she takes songs (especially Los Lobos' "Shake Shake Shake") and makes them all her own. I love every song on this album - some bluesy, some rock and some tender. But her own original songs on this album - especially "The Comin' Round Is Going Through" - do not take a back seat to the covers! YES, I am ready for a thing called LOVE!!! Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2017
    2
    Very boring record. There are two types of songs on this record: fast paced "trucking" songs that are extremely boring and one of the blandestVery boring record. There are two types of songs on this record: fast paced "trucking" songs that are extremely boring and one of the blandest I have heard in my life. I was hoping that the very weak vocal performance that is present on every track on this record would be shadowed by some nice guitar playing, or at least drumming, but none of those happened. The only song that is good in this fast paced category is a cover of INXS's I need you tonight. Go figure. The other type of songs present here are slow paced songs without drums and usually with just one instrument, piano or guitar. Again, vocal performance is very weak, however at least I do feel some sincerity in this type of songs coming from Bonnie. Unfortunately, and that's the rationale behind my low score, the 2nd type of songs are very few compared to those fast paced boring dum tass dum tass for 4 minutes **** Expand