Potential is there!!!!!!!!!!!!
By ($Navy Fan
My dad once told me don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. Many of the reviewers here are giving Gary grieve because he is witing and singing songs about what he has experienced. If you are not a black man in America - then you don't know what it's like. With that being said - I have t give this album 5 stars because there are some jems here i.e. Pink Caddy and Highway 71. At this point - Gary needs to find the right producer(s) that can work with him on his sound and on his song writing. He needs a few hit songs - some with some crazy hooks and melodies. He needs to get with some song rock and blues producers that can assist on moving him to the next level - trust me he will - this guy has a lot of talent!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a bigot
Stop bringing up race in songs. Smh
Awesome by far
By bad llama22
At least someone is talking about something that really needs to be talked about like social justice, racism, politics. THis is what it is today. Thanks Gary for releasing this album.
Another dud from a guy who showed promise early on
This guy needs a career enema. He showed promise early on, but he can't write songs, plays unimaginative fuzz guitar when he runs out of juice, and shows no development years into his career. Not too bad live when he's high, but only if you are too. he's carved out a little touring niche for himself thanks to some " Hendrix second coming " hype that he never deserved, but it's just boring at this point.
If you’re wanting Gary Clark Jr to churn out the same tracks as in previous album this may not be for you. But if you admire this man’s musical artistry and range then you’ll appreciate his latest. GCJr manages to mix it up. Aside from his classic blues (Dirty Dishes Blues, The Governor) and R&B sounds, he injects some social conscious on tracks ‘This Land’ and ‘Feed the Babies’, while having a little fun with the punk-influenced ‘Gotta Get Into Something’ and reggae-esque ‘Feeling Like a Million Bucks’. Tracks on this album worth a listen are ‘Pearl Cadillac’, ‘When I’m Gone’, and ‘I Got My Eyes On You’
I had so much hope for this artist but he has shown he's going down the same path as many before him, with hitting your peak with your debut album.... compared to blak and blu... this album is crap and I'm not just saying that because of politics… I agree that politics destroys music.... and if you are going to be political… At least be factual…sounds like to me you're calling Trump supporters racist... and you would think that people who suffer the consequences of racism wouldn't turn around and continue to perpetuate racism, acting just as racist if not more.... at least I'm glad I'm not going to waste 10 bucks on this album!!!!
I bought this because I like Gary Clark Jr. and to spite the asinine 1-star reviewers. It’s an excellent album. Bravo, Gary!
Gary should stick to the blues and forget politics. This country needed a wakeup call and through music is not the right decision. He is gifted and should stick to the blues roots.
Gary flexing his muscles
If you didn't listen to the rest of this album due to your problem with the title track. You are missing out. This is Gary comfortable in his own skin. He's in the zone and at his best yet. Rock, punk, blues, reggae, R&B, pop, soul. All those influences are there and yet it all sounds like Gary. The guitar tone on Pearl Caddilac is his best yet and dare I say the quintessential guitar voice right now.
MAKES RACISTS UNCOMFORTABLE!
By a person who likes metal music
Look at all these reviews from snowflakes who can’t handle the real world! Boohoo! Racist is REAL and we cannot ignore it!
I’m proud of this artist putting real life issues into the spotlight, and if these so-called patriots REALLY loved America, they’d accept this as poetry!
And yes, an African American man is using the N word, have a problem with that, Trump Supporter?