- Locked Down

Dr. John - Locked Down
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Rank: #41 / 860
USER SCORE
74
Based on
19 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

The real trick that this disc pulls off is that it sounds at once familiar, but still constantly surprising.

90
Paste

Teaming with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who brought atmospherics, buzzy guitars and quicksand grooves that pull you in, this is 21st century mojo essentialized.

83
A.V. Club

On the whole it’s a more engaged, eclectic, and ornery set than these types of revivalist projects usually are.

75
Pitchfork

Locked Down is a weird-ass gumbo of grotty funk and R&B, littered with raunchy reeds, leering organ riffs, and blustery guitar.

73
Beats Per Minute

Locked Down has a lot of finely crafted moments that feel like Dan Auerbach and Dr. John really made something neat.

70
Consequence of Sound

The team-up works wonders for Dr. John, proving he’s still got the weird power, and it does the same for Auerbach, proving his range of ability is deeper than some expected.

70
PopMatters

Ultimately it is nice to hear a living legend treated like the still-vibrant artist that he is.

User Reviews
Oct 13, 2012
82
Three great tracks (Locked Down, Getaway, and album closer) peppered amid an otherwise unspectacular but solid, consistent field of swampy blues rockers...Dr. John's best in a long, long while, and best old timer release of the 2012. Auerbach really did right by the old dog.
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DETAILS

April 3, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Label
Dan Auerbach / Producer
Blues / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 8 - MOJO
# 38 - Paste
# 21 - Pazz & Jop
# 26 - PopMatters
# 15 - Rolling Stone
# 13 - Slant
# 4 - Uncut
Track List
  1. Locked Down 
  2. Revolution 
  3. Big Shot 
  4. Ice Age 
  5. Getaway 
  6. Kingdom of Izzness 
  7. You Lie 
  8. Eleggua 
  9. My Children, My Angels 
  10. God's Sure Good
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Added on: January 16, 2012


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