• Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2007
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. If her album is musically uneven at times, her artistry and strength continue to shine as undimmed beacons.
  2. The angry funk of 'Down in Mississippi' proves too good to last, but only 'We Shall Not Be Moved' is (predictably) dull.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Who would want another version of We Shall Not Be Moved is, surely, debatable, but elsewhere the results are more persuasive. [May 2007, p.129]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. StefB.
    May 26, 2007
    9
    A long overdue album, soulful and moving. Mavis Staples is revisiting the songs and give them power, she gives us food for thoughts. Great A long overdue album, soulful and moving. Mavis Staples is revisiting the songs and give them power, she gives us food for thoughts. Great masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. KenS
    May 9, 2007
    8
    One of the best of the year so far. Cooder's production and playing are perfect, as usual.
  3. HiNumber
    May 8, 2007
    10
    Powerful.