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This Land

Gary Clark Jr.

This Land

Third studio album of soulful blues rock from the Austin guitarist and songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A triumph for Clark and a quantum leap forward for the blues
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  2. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    We still get some fine solos, but his trademark skill serves something bigger. Clark, in this push for a full realized sound, has elevated his lyricism, his composition, and his studio refinery
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Clark and his guitar stay true to the mission. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Q

    The blues is in safe hands. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    If this doesn't convince you he's a major artist, nothing will
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  6. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Leaning into both his songwriting and his studio experimentation, the Texas guitarist proves his eagerness to move beyond the confines of modern blues
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  7. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    He’s a restless artist in the best way, and if he keeps chasing those kinetic blues, there’s surely only more good to come
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Hitting hardest with the Woody Guthrie-alluding title track, a raging blast of rap-hop that addresses prejudice and intolerance in the Trump era. More frequently, though, Clark immerses himself in funk and soul. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Packed with too many ideas, only some of them landing. At its best, though, the album points to a new way forward for Clark. It’s a crucial stride for an artist who’s long been searching for direction
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  10. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Even if there are some moments of decline on This Land, Clark Jr. will likely still sell plenty of copies
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