Right Down the Line
Label: Redwing Records
Bonnie Raitt's first new material since 2005, Slipstream is an eclectic collection of smooth blues, mature pop and confessional fare. In others words, it's another solid collection from the rock veteran. The two Dylan covers, "Million Miles" and "Standing in the Doorway," both from Time Out Of Mind, are deliciously moody, like flickering neon in a thunderstorm. The album hits a peak with a rendition of "You Can't Fail Me Now," written by friends and collaborators Joe Henry and Loudon Wainwright III. Raitt's voice and slide work are absolutely ageless, but of course, you already know that.