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  • Summary: Inspired by the 2020 elections, the latest release from the guitarist and his band features songs by Georgia artists and includes guest appearances from Julien Baker, Brandi Carlile, Bela Fleck, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, Brittney Spencer, Amanda Shires, Chris Thile, Sadler Vaden, AdiaInspired by the 2020 elections, the latest release from the guitarist and his band features songs by Georgia artists and includes guest appearances from Julien Baker, Brandi Carlile, Bela Fleck, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, Brittney Spencer, Amanda Shires, Chris Thile, Sadler Vaden, Adia Victoria, and John Paul White. Expand
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  • Record Label: Southeastern Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Southern Rock
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  1. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2021
    80
    Georgia Blue's diversity of Georgia sounds sits well with its campaign for inclusivity. [Jan 2022, p.86]
  2. 80
    An album that succeeds on all fronts, both as an artistic endeavor and as an expression of conscience and clarity. With Georgia Blue, Isbell and company have made an album for the ages.
  3. Oct 18, 2021
    80
    The love and fire on display here confirm what his best work has always shown -- he's not just a fine songwriter, he's a top-shelf musician who lives for this stuff, and it's a pleasure to hear him dig into this material.
  4. Uncut
    Nov 16, 2021
    80
    This is actually a solid and adventurous collection. [Jan 2022, p.25]
  5. Oct 21, 2021
    75
    What’s striking beyond the excellent song choices is Isbell’s choice to sit in the background for much of the record, singing lead vocal on only six of the album’s 13 songs. Elsewhere, Amanda Shires brings a mystery, intrigue, and an eerie fiddle hook to Cat Power’s “Cross Bones Style.”
  6. Oct 18, 2021
    70
    The results are good to great, with two R.E.M. songs bookending the project.
  7. Oct 18, 2021
    70
    As good as these renditions are, the emotional heart of Georgia Blue lies in those alternative rock covers, songs where Isbell and the 400 Unit allow themselves some freedom of interpretation.

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