The Tedeschi Trucks Band enters their second studio round. The album begins with crunchy blues rock, the slim Susan Tedeschi seems to have vocally gained weight, her husband Derek Trucks keeps himself in the background and fiddles a few sharp stitches out of his slide guitar only at the end of the song. Like on the previous album "Revelator" you have to ask yourself why such a great singer like Mike Mattison is only used here for background vocals. It would be good for the band as a whole if it would relieve the not exactly multi-faceted Tedeschi here and there. Because their exaggerated presence is the main flaw of the CD, which consists of appealing, timelessly arranged songs with many subtleties and a rich coloring. Trucks is so little used, that one wistfully remembers the guitar fire of the Derek Trucks Band. Less mainstream, more courage to the edge, which all participants should have in the quiver, less Tedeschi, more trucks would have turned a consistently solid mainstream record into a cross-border masterpiece.
Top Track: Idle Wind