Metacritic Aggregate: 2022 New Music: Blues/Gospel/R&B


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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That . . . (Redwing) {20}: AD:*, AM:*, AS:+, BB:+, ClR:*, HV:+, NYT:*, RC:*, TL:+, U:*; xhs:+, xjdc:+, xwb:+ -- A:(74/8), RC:A-, TH:***
  2. Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder: Get on Board (Nonesuch) {12}: AM:*, ClR:*, Du:*, Gl:*, PM:*, RC:*, RS:+*, U:* -- A:(77/6), RC:*, TH:**
  3. Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: Carry Me Home (Anti-) {10}: AM:*, AS:*, G:*, Gl:*, Mj:*, PO:*, U:*; xci:* -- A:(76/6), TH:**
  4. Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man (Luaka Bop) {9}: AM:*, DB:*, PO:*; xci:*, xhs:+ -- A:(75/3), TH:A-
  5. North Mississippi Allstars: Set Sail (New West) {7}: AM:*, ClR:*, Gl:*, PM:*, RC:*, U:* -- A:(77/7), TH:*
  6. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Mercy Me (Stony Plain) {6}: AM:*, AS:*; ysp:* -- A:(80/2), TH:***
  7. Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (03-04) {5}: DB:*, PO:* -- TH:***
  8. Ben Harper: Bloodline Maintenance (Chrysalis) {5}: AM:*, AS:*; ysp:* -- A:(70/4), TH:**
  9. The Duke Robillard Band: They Called It Rhythm & Blues (Stoney Plain) {5}: AM:*, AS:*; ysp:* -- A:(80/2), TH:**
  10. Dedicated Men of Zion: The Devil Don't Like It (03-04) {4}: AM:* -- A:(80/1), TH:***
  11. John Mayall: The Sun Is Shining Down (Forty Below) {3}: ClR:*, AM:*, RC:* -- A:(74/6)
  12. Crow Billiken: If I Don't Have Red I Use Blue (self-released -EP) {2}: PO:* -- TH:*
  13. Shemekia Copeland: Done Come Too Far (Alligator) {2}: AM:*; ysp:* -- A:(80/1)
  14. Johnny Ray Daniels: Whatever You Need (Bible & Tire) {2}: AM:*, Mj:* -- A:(80/1)
  15. Keb' Mo': Good to Be . . . (Rounder) {2}: AS:*, Gl:* -- A:(68/5)
  16. Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Down Every Road (Yep Roc) {2}: AM:*; ysp:* -- A:(90/1), TH:B-
  17. Tia Carroll: You Gotta Have It (Little Village Foundation -21) {1}: ysp:*
  18. Johnny Chang/Keir GoGwilt: Hope Lies Fallow (Another Timbre) {1}:
  19. Kurt Crandall: Starts On the Stops (Yester Year) {1}: DB:*
  20. Diunna Greenleaf: I Ain't Playin' (Little Village) {1}: DB:*
  21. Trudy Lynn: Golden Girl (Nota Blue) {1}: DB:*
  22. Larry McCray: Blues Without You (KTBA) {1}: ysp:*
  23. Tommy McLain: I Ran Down Every Dream (Yep Roc) {1}: PO:*
  24. Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues: More Different Voices (Dawnserley) {1}: DB:*
  25. Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: I Crescent (Fantasy) {1}: AM:* -- A:(80/1)
  26. Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am the Moon: II Ascension (Concord) {1}: AM:* -- A:(90/1)