Rolling Stone (p.64) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's mood music with a razor edge, pain fronting as bliss, delivered by a vet who understands that the blues are often about just that."
Entertainment Weekly (p.82) - "Her slide-guitar playing throughout is superb, and she slips her purring voice into every song like a letter going into an envelope addressed just to you." -- Grade: A-
Q (Magazine) (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Raitt aims to balance the new and the old. She achieves it on the choppy funk and vivid lyrics of 'Used To Rule The World'..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Raitt -- like her East Coast counterpart Judy Collins -- remains a master interpreter of song."
Uncut (magazine) (p.80) - "SLIPSTREAM relies on Bonnie's voice and slide playing -- and, above all, her felicitous ability to pick the right song."
Personnel: Manny Alvarez.
Audio Mixer: Ryan Freeland.
Recording information: Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA (2010-2011); The Garfield House Studio, South Pasadena, CA (2010-2011); Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA (2011); The Garfield House Studio, South Pasadena, CA (2011).
Photographers: Norman Moore; Matt Mindlin.
Bonnie Raitt stepped back from her career as a musician following 2005's Souls Alike as she dealt with the passing of her parents, her brother, and her best friend in succession, but she's now returned renewed and focused with her first studio album in seven years, Slipstream, released on her own new Redwing label imprint.
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