Joe Bonamassa: Black Rock Review

After the highly successful 2009 release, The Ballad of John Henry, Joe Bonamassa is back at it again with Black Rock. He doesn’t disappoint. Bonamassa does it all in Black Rock from blues to rock to world music.

One of the great things about Bonamassa is nearly all his albums can be played from start to finish without skipping a track. The same can be said here, but a few of the tracks such as “I Know a Place,” and “Wandering Earth” are very average by Bonamassa standards. With that said it’s still a great album and probably his second best to date behind The Ballad of John Henry.

The Review: 9/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Blue and Evil
– Quarryman’s Lament
– Night Life with BB King
– Bird on a Wire
– When the Fire Hits the Sea
– Spanish Boots

The Big Hit

– Blue and Evil: This has to be one of the nastiest riffs I have ever heard, and I say that in a good way. It’s very Zeppelin-like. My favorite track of the year so far.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete founded Blues Rock Review in 2010 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

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