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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter turns to the blues for his 16th studio release that was written in five weeks while he toured Europe by himself.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    91
    Earle plumbs the carnal underpinnings of the blues: feasting on what can be, never mourning what’s done. It is frisky, with musicians thumping and plucking in what feels almost like a jam.
  2. Feb 18, 2015
    80
    With the skilful assistance of his longtime comrades the Dukes and able production from R.S. Field (Webb Wilder, Buddy Guy, John Mayall), he concentrates on the genre here, with impressive results.
  3. Mar 6, 2015
    80
    This is a great country album to boot: full of great craft and guile, no small bitterness and a cracking production from Ray Kennedy.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Feb 11, 2015
    70
    The best moments aren't the straightforward boogie tunes--some of the album sounds like a backwater George Thorogood--but on the numbers where other influences creep in. [Mar 2015, p.93]
  5. 67
    Terraplane comes across as a mostly pleasant surprise.
  6. Q Magazine
    Feb 25, 2015
    60
    Terraplane pays tribute to the greats and puts 60-year-old Earle's own slant on living with a broken heart. [Apr 2015, p.99]
  7. Mar 18, 2015
    40
    With a couple of exceptions, Earle's songwriting never reaches the peak of his previous work.

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  1. Feb 18, 2015
    2
    I cannot understand why he goes back to this blues style,it makes this a very boring album and no good track can be found,so move on peopleI cannot understand why he goes back to this blues style,it makes this a very boring album and no good track can be found,so move on people not worth listening at all.... Expand