15 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their fifth album, Black Stone Cherry returned to the Kentucky studio where they made their eponymous 2006 debut. It’s proved revitalising: whether they’re turning out granite-hard riffs (“The Way of the Future”), southern-smoked grooves (“Soul Machine”), or an explosive cover of Edwin Starr’s “War”, the quartet’s gripping purpose and aggression reflect Chris Robertson’s peeved, politicized lyrics. However thunderous the sound gets though, it’s sweetened by potent hooks–and even when the volume drops on aching country-soul ballad “The Rambler”, they still pack a stinging punch.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their fifth album, Black Stone Cherry returned to the Kentucky studio where they made their eponymous 2006 debut. It’s proved revitalising: whether they’re turning out granite-hard riffs (“The Way of the Future”), southern-smoked grooves (“Soul Machine”), or an explosive cover of Edwin Starr’s “War”, the quartet’s gripping purpose and aggression reflect Chris Robertson’s peeved, politicized lyrics. However thunderous the sound gets though, it’s sweetened by potent hooks–and even when the volume drops on aching country-soul ballad “The Rambler”, they still pack a stinging punch.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Carry the News ,

Very Good

This is honestly the best album since the second release. I love the use of horns and back up singers on some of the tracks... It reminds me of the Stones expanding their sound. While some song feel a little generic, this is an album I can listen to the whole way through. Not enough rock bands pay enough attention to the past when rock was popular, Black Stone Cherry knowns their roots and they let it shine through on this album. Rock and roll is about having fun, being mad, feeling heart break, and of course sex and drugs. Let this record spin and enjoy the Ride

thewesterfew ,

Hopeful

The first songs sounds reminiscent of their old stuff, which is when I liked this band. Can’t tell from just the clip and I don’t know about the rest of the album, but I’m hoping this is a return to form and not like their last (two) albums, which turned them into a very generic band, sounding like so many others today.

Robbumma ,

COME TO BUFFALO

Awesome single. can't wait for the rest of the album. These guys need to come to Buffalo soon

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