Ken Tucker
March 31, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

How To Become Clairvoyant

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Robbie Robertson
music label
83098
genre
Rock

We gave it a B

Robertson’s first solo album in more than 10 years is down-the-middle slickness ‘n’ cynicism: Steely Dan meets Warren Zevon in limbo. Romanticizing himself as a guitar-slinging ”Axman,” Robertson unloads on The Band on ”This Is Where I Get Off” and indulges in a Django Reinhardt salute. At his best, How to Become Clairvoyant makes convincing cases for the power of middle-aged experience and corrosive honesty (”The Right Mistake”). B

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