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

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. Son House: Forever on My Mind (1964, Easy Eye Sound) {16}: AM:*, DB:*, Gl:*, Mj:*, PO:*, RC:*, TL_r:5, U:*, YW_r:24 -- A:(80/1), TH:A-
  2. Staples Jr Singers: When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop) {4}: PM:*, PM_r:18; pam_r:+ -- A:(80/2)
  3. The Staples Singers: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself [50th Anniversary Edition] (Elektra) {4}: PM_r:4
  4. Irma Thomas: Live! New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 (Good Time) {4}: PO:* -- TH:***
  5. New York City Blues (Ace) {4}: -- RC:A-
  6. Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' in New York (1960, Candid) {2}: JC_r:+; vbr:+
  7. The Rough Guide to Delta Blues: Vol 2 (World Music Network) {2}: YW_r:16