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  • Summary: The latest full-length solo studio release for the soul singer was produced by Ben Harper.
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  1. 90
    It’s arguably her finest, most moving and cohesive disc which, considering her extensive catalog, is saying plenty.
  2. Mojo
    May 20, 2019
    80
    Mavis's voice is still strong and convincing. [Jun 2019, p.87]
  3. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2019
    80
    Staples's fire is undiminished. [Jul 2019, p.114]
  4. May 21, 2019
    80
    Mavis has always strived to make us feel stronger. She is a remarkable role model bringing us remarkable, enviable spirit, captured here as well as it’s ever been.
  5. May 24, 2019
    80
    Staples knows the value and importance of her work, and she's not interested in confusion or complacency. The electric charge of opening track "Change" sets an urgent tone from the outset. ... The only response is to listen for further instructions.
  6. Jun 4, 2019
    80
    A little more understated than her recent collaborations with Jeff Tweedy, who similarly wrote songs and produced them for Staples, We Get By is still a gem and Mavis Staples and Ben Harper clearly hit upon something special in working together.
  7. May 22, 2019
    70
    From the charging electric blues of “Change” to the modern soul protest of “Brothers and Sisters,” Staples’ further refines of the type of socially-conscious artistry she rediscovered on 2017’s If All I Was Was Black, in the wake of horrors like Charlottesville and Trump’s child separation policy.

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