Time Will Tell If, like some of us, you got bored with the blues a few thousand 12-bar progressions ago, Time to reconsider: Here, Cray offers a Los… Time Will Tell If, like some of us, you got bored with the blues a few thousand 12-bar progressions ago, Time to reconsider: Here, Cray offers a Los… 2003-07-01 Robert Cray
Review

Time Will Tell (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 01, 2003; Lead Performance: Robert Cray

If, like some of us, you got bored with the blues a few thousand 12-bar progressions ago, Time to reconsider: Here, Cray offers a Los Lobos-esque take on the genre, with psych-pop sitars, string sections, and frantic shuffles as eclectic bait. This expansionism works, though it's inevitably the guitar-organ interplay that kills. Worth the price: ''Good Man,'' a funny look at fatale attractions (''You don't need a smart man to do the math/When I see you in your bubble bath'') penned by drummer Kevin Hayes and sis Bonnie that's funny enough to have been written by Cray's summer tour mate, John Hiatt.

Originally posted Jul 11, 2003 Published in issue #718 Jul 11, 2003 Order article reprints