Made Up Mind

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  • Summary: The second studio release for the 11-piece band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks was co-produced by Trucks and Jim Scott.
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  • Record Label: Masterworks
  • Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Blues, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Blues-Rock, American Trad Rock, Roots Rock, Retro-Soul, Guitar Virtuoso, Retro-Rock, Modern Blues
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 23, 2013
    90
    An all-round triumph. [Sep 2013, p.90]
  2. 80
    Here they keep the songs lean, tough and relatively compact, reigning in Trucks’ more expansive slide tendencies in favor of nailing tight, tough arrangements featuring Tedeschi’s gutsy vocals.
  3. Sep 6, 2013
    80
    All in all, Made Up Mind is one of the more intriguing efforts from 2013.
  4. Aug 20, 2013
    70
    Despite the massed personnel, nothing sounds cluttered or excessive.
  5. There’s singing going on, all right, it sounds lovely, but little is conveyed other than loveliness. However, there’s no arguing with their authenticity or technical excellence.
  6. Aug 20, 2013
    70
    The result is equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without the dilution of either.
  7. 50
    It feels as if the focus on Made Up Mind was on serving the songs rather than the players, which is understandable, as plenty of guitar heroes make less guitar-centric albums in an effort to prove themselves as more than just a bag of a licks. But, it all just falls a bit flat of what this group is capable of in the right context.

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