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PolarisBoasting an enviable lineage -- two sons of Memphis producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, the Replacements), one son of bluesman R.L. Burnside -- North...PolarisBlues, RockBoasting an enviable lineage -- two sons of Memphis producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, the Replacements), one son of bluesman R.L. Burnside -- North...2003-09-12
North Mississippi Allstars

Polaris

Genre: Blues, Rock; Producer (group): ATO Records, Tone-Cool; Status: In Season

Boasting an enviable lineage – two sons of Memphis producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, the Replacements), one son of bluesman R.L. Burnside – North Mississippi Allstars aim to put a new spin on Southern rock. Their third album, Polaris, is a bluesier – and more laid-back – take than that of fellow revivalists Kings of Leon, and when it works, as on the strings-laden ”One to Grow On” (featuring guest vox from Oasis’ Noel Gallagher), ”Polaris” bears serious fruit.

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