Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa’s most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of This Train (Joe’s guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad What I’ve Known for a Very Long Time to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of The Valley Runs Low, on which Bonamassa’s voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there’s the bleary, tequila-soaked Drive, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy.
320 kbps | 103 MB | UL | BF
320 kbps | 107 MB | UL | BF | TB
Arguably his finest work, 13th album Stoplight Moon may change that, but the odds remain against him. The prevailing taste for male folk-inflected singer/songwriters these days is for those with wispy ethereal voices, and Harness certainly doesn’t have one of those. His is direct, blunt even, and possesses a slightly nasal drawl that on punkish […]