Electric Blue Watermelon

Album Review of Electric Blue Watermelon by North Mississippi Allstars.

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Electric Blue Watermelon

North Mississippi Allstars

Electric Blue Watermelon by North Mississippi Allstars

Release Date: Sep 6, 2005
Record label: ATO
Genre(s): Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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Electric Blue Watermelon - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Although they may mix elements of hip-hop and alternative rock into their repertoire, the North Mississippi Allstars are really at their best when they blow out the rust on the kind of Mississippi folk-blues numbers they learned first hand from the likes of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Othar Turner. The lead track here, a blisteringly ragged version of Charley Patton's "Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues," is a case in point.

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