I bought this because I like Gary Clark Jr. and to spite the asinine 1-star reviewers. It’s an excellent album. Bravo, Gary!
Gary should stick to the blues and forget politics. This country needed a wakeup call and through music is not the right decision. He is gifted and should stick to the blues roots.
Gary flexing his muscles
If you didn't listen to the rest of this album due to your problem with the title track. You are missing out. This is Gary comfortable in his own skin. He's in the zone and at his best yet. Rock, punk, blues, reggae, R&B, pop, soul. All those influences are there and yet it all sounds like Gary. The guitar tone on Pearl Caddilac is his best yet and dare I say the quintessential guitar voice right now.
MAKES RACISTS UNCOMFORTABLE!
By a person who likes metal music
Look at all these reviews from snowflakes who can’t handle the real world! Boohoo! Racist is REAL and we cannot ignore it!
I’m proud of this artist putting real life issues into the spotlight, and if these so-called patriots REALLY loved America, they’d accept this as poetry!
And yes, an African American man is using the N word, have a problem with that, Trump Supporter?
If you don’t like this album because it’s political, don’t listen to it
Hard to listen to does not mean bad. This album is a masterpiece of political statement and music.
Differnt and really good
OK, This land is awful. Once you get past that, the rest of the album is great. different instramentation, but it fun. I tray not to read or worry too much about the politiacl influences in music. Heck, if I only listened to someone with my views it woudl be Kid Rock and Ted Nugent all day.
I’m so disappointed .... I was beyond ecstatic when I first heard G.C jr.’ The Bright lights EP. The era of Heart, Soul, Rhythm, and Blues is something to hold onto; even if such a talented artist is trying to send a message.
Right now, the way he’s putting out his political opinion and message sounds like straight trash. I figured someone with his talent would at least stand up as an actual artist, and present it like a man.
I truly hope his next album is much more like his Blak and Blu album.
Best album of 2019
The title track is the best song of the year. Just telling the truth about a racist president. Love America always. Support your government when it deserves it.
Raw and very listenable
Though it might not quite live up to some of his earlier music, I still find it worth listening to. “This Land” to me is one of his best. It demonstrates his passion for his music and what he has to say, very apropos for these challenging times, a la Marvin Gaye but rawer. He has great talent; he’ll be fine.
Just Saw Him Open For Rolling Stones And...
He was fantastic so I bought the album hejust had played songs from.
I read the reviews about his politics of which BTW I totally disagree with (his politics).
But having just heard him open for Stones in Foxboro, Mass. and his blistering set playing Pearl Cadillac, Low Down Rolling Stone and others I had to buy this. He was just that good. I liked the way this album gives me a glimpse of not just his blues chops but so much more
Now all of that aside... I didn't bash Marvin Gaye when he was writing the same type of stuff 1970 onward. As a matter of fact I embraced it as some of his best work at the time. And it surely was. Same as this stuff musically works quite well.
He obviously felt he had something to say and a music fan would take that at face value.
I look past the politics (I am as Conservative as they come politically) because I love music and I truly enjoy his playing. And I liked this one so much I am going to buy his EP for Bright Lights when done writing this.
Either way this album will stand the test of time in the GCJ music library.