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Freedom Highway

Rhiannon Giddens

Freedom Highway

Second solo album from the Greensboro, North Carolina folk / Americana musician and Carolina Chocolate Drops front woman

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A well-rounded and thoughtful amalgam of personal and political themes — the best kind of folk music
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Freedom Highway draws upon deep American traditions
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  3. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Recorded in an antiquated Louisiana Cypress house, the floors and walls hold the pain of slaves and sharecroppers, which permeates the tracks
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Banjo and fiddle are foregrounded in a production that breathes weathered timber and dusty roads
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Remarkably wise and timely album. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Awash with history, with stories carried down through bloodlines
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  7. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    The word “freedom” only appears in a few instances but the overall feel of the album is searching for that elusive state
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A vital album for an anxious era. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Giddens stays true to her folk roots, but the music and the message speaks loudly to contemporary experiences
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A record for and of our times
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  11. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music on her second solo album, a record that traces the power of the African-American song from 200 years ago to today
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Songs which pair her strong, sonorous delivery with arrangements echoing pre-blues minstrel music
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    To a soundtrack of country blues and earthly soul, parallels are drawn with past and present injustices. Print edition only

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