Polaris Boasting an enviable lineage -- two sons of Memphis producer Jim Dickinson (Big Star, the Replacements), one son of bluesman R.L. Burnside -- North Mississippi… 2003-09-09 North Mississippi All Stars Blues Rock
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Polaris (2003)

North Mississippi Allstars | ALLSTARS ROCK North Mississippi Allstars put their own spin on Southern rock
ALLSTARS ROCK North Mississippi Allstars put their own spin on Southern rock

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2003; Lead Performance: North Mississippi All Stars; Genres: Blues, Rock

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.

Originally posted Sep 12, 2003 Published in issue #727-728 Sep 12, 2003 Order article reprints