Slipstream (2012) The singer's best album since 1975's underrated Home Plate is a mix of rock, blues, folk, and funk she might associate with her old pals… 2012-04-10 Bonnie Raitt Rock Redwing Records
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Slipstream (2012)

'SLIP' AND SLIDE Lending her guitar-playing prowess on 'Slipstream' helps make it one of Raitt's greatest albums in the last three decades
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'SLIP' AND SLIDE Lending her guitar-playing prowess on 'Slipstream' helps make it one of Raitt's greatest albums in the last three decades
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 10, 2012; Lead Performance: Bonnie Raitt; Genre: Rock; Production: Redwing Records

The singer's best album since 1975's underrated Home Plate is a mix of rock, blues, folk, and funk she might associate with her old pals Lowell George and Little Feat, and I'd associate with the beat and groove of the R&B classicists she belongs among. Her slide-guitar playing throughout Slipstream is superb, and she slips her purring voice into every song like a letter going into an envelope addressed just to you. A-

Best Tracks:
So-true ballad You Can't Fail Me Now
Redeemed Oldie Right Down the Line
Originally posted Apr 04, 2012 Published in issue #1202 Apr 13, 2012 Order article reprints