Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Cooder's deft grip on American vernacular music infuses what could be a pretty sombre journey with some dazzling jumps in style."
Uncut (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "In the transition from imitator to originator, the old boy has made one of his best albums ever."
Uncut (magazine) (p.33) - Ranked #20 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "The sort of album one imagines Woody Guthrie would have made in 2011."
Audio Mixer: Martin Pradler.
Recording information: Drive-By Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Ocean Studios, Burbank, CA; Wireland Studios, Chatsworth, CA.
Photographers: Jacques Demêtre; Susan Titelman; Paul Turonet; William Reagh; Vincent Valdez.
Songwriter and guitarist Ry Cooder digs deep into the American psyche with Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down. Inspired by a headline he'd read about the Wall Street bailout, and those who profited most from it, Cooder composed the album's opening track, "No Banker Left Behind," in a style not heard since his earliest recordings. It would have been right at home on his self titled debut or Paradise and Lunch. While not a concept recording, it is an album that reacts to the times topically.Its songs are declarative, sometimes angry, yet display his requisite humor and irony.
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