No Mercy in This Land

Album Review of No Mercy in This Land by Ben Harper.

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No Mercy in This Land

Ben Harper

No Mercy in This Land by Ben Harper

Release Date: Mar 30, 2018
Record label: Anti-
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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No Mercy in This Land - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

After Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite won the Best Blues Album Grammy for 2013's wonderful Get Up!, fans knew it was only a question of time before they worked together again. In the interim, the only outing from Harper was another duo offering, the gorgeous folk-inflected Childhood Home with his mother Ellen Harper. Musselwhite, a serious road dog, issued the raw, scorching Juke Joint Chapel on Henrietta the year before and was also nominated for a Grammy.

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musicOMH.com - 70
Based on rating 3.5
70

Guitarist and vocalist Ben Harper and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite have come together again in formidable collaboration for a second album, No Mercy In This Land, a blues record which combines Musselwhite's exceptional technical ability and longstanding legacy with Harper's more modern sensibilities. The soulful tunes and melancholy narrative of the album tie these two musicians together seamlessly and transport listeners to the heyday of blues music. This album is Harper's 14th release and Musselwhite's 37th, and here their experience is evident.

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