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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the southern rock/blues band North Mississippi Allstars features guest appearances from William Bell, Sharisse Norman and Lamar Williams Jr.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jan 27, 2022
    80
    With Lamar Williams Jr at the mic, there's a funky drift to See The Moon and Rabbit Foot, while Stax legend William Bell claims a stellar credit with the sad and sweetly sung Never Want To Be Kissed. [Feb 2022, p.79]
  2. Jan 27, 2022
    80
    The arrangement works, right in line with a suitably restrained performance. As such, it sets a tone of novelty for the album in the best sense of that adjective.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 27, 2022
    80
    Bloodlines and geography figure into every NMAs album, but on Set Sail, Luther and Cody Dickinson make family and setting the conjoined theme. [Mar 2022, p.32]
  4. Apr 4, 2022
    80
    Set Sail is easily the band's most mature, far-reaching, affirmative statement. Making it even more indispensable is that it is as infectiously danceable as it is life affirming.
  5. Jan 31, 2022
    80
    More than two decades since their debut, North Mississippi Allstars – who currently include the Dickinson brothers along with bassist Jesse Williams and vocalists Lamar Williams Jr. and Sharisse Norman — are still creating memorable music but from a decidedly more mellow state of mind. That’s evident from the first notes of the opening title track from their new album Set Sail.
  6. Mojo
    Jan 27, 2022
    60
    Apart from the upbeat soul of Never Want To Be Kissed, featuring Stax veteran William bell on vocals, Set Sail stumbles and squints through its nine other tracks, although on Bumpin' they at least rouse themselves long enough to sound like Tony Joe White imitating Sly Stone. [Mar 2022, p.86]
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  1. Apr 2, 2022
    10
    The grooves are marvellous, the singing is absolutely great, every song has it's distinct character. I just love it!