A NEAR MASTERPIECE - heavy heady blues tinged rock is alive,
T. D. Smith | Martinsburg, WV | 05/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We should all like to be ourselves. But if I could pick a currect music figure who I would trade places with (and I don't - I got a loving wife and home). But... this guy would be it. Or maybe I'd like to be his bass player and stay in the background. Either way... while mule does not produce duds, this one is nearly a masterpiece. What do I consider a masterpiece? An album that holds its own from first song to last with enough sparkling moments to make it special. Thats hard to do. Rock gods Zeppelin did it most of their career, buts thats why they are Zeppelin and hailed so highly. As at least one other reviewer mentioned, this should be on the list for the best album in its genre for the year. When I start hanging on every riff and note of Warren's guitar, when I start to feel the genious of the added organ and bass contributions. Matt on drums- also great. We are seriously on to something. My music collection approaches over 20k in ivestment. I go everywhere with the music I collect. Jazz, Blues, Raggae, Indy-Alt. The only thing I really leave alone is super hardcore death metal, pop-country, and rap/hiphop (even then I will usually be caught with some of that stuff to. I don't have time to follow live acts all of the time, but I did take a four show journey a couple years back with Mule. My favorite was them playing at 4am at the All-good festival. This album can bring blues bliss, serious heavy throbs, tears, and laughs. Its all there. Go mule. You have not fallen from my top ten, and now I want to tour a bit with them after hearing this CD. Does not get much better than this. I think there is one tune I could skip over...while others might love it - and thats Gordon James (yet even that is decent). One or two tunes shy of a masterpiece."