AOTY 2017
Undivided Heart & Soul
JD McPherson - Undivided Heart & Soul
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #84 / 648
User Score
Based on 4 ratings
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
New West / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Paste

While Undivided Heart & Soul explores both the past and the future of roots music, McPherson shines brightest when he blends both influences to stay rooted in the present.

80
AllMusic

Arty tropes aside, with Undivided Heart & Soul, McPherson continues to pull all of his varied stylistic influences together into his own vibrantly coherent brand of visceral, emotive rock that grabs you by the collar and demands your passion.

80
American Songwriter

The revised sound and songwriting on Undivided Heart & Soul isn’t an extreme enough alteration to alienate existing McPherson fans, but it results in his finest set yet and signals that he’s pushing boundaries and staying fresh in a business that doesn’t embrace change.

80
The Independent

JD McPherson’s Let The Good Times Roll was one of the most joyously unvarnished rock’n’roll delights of recent times, and this follow-up continues that album’s ingenious blending of heritage and modernity, sometimes recalling The Black Keys’ reliable way with chunky groove and quirky hook.

80
PopMatters

His music is less genre-bound than his past endeavors. Heck, some of this record resembles the work of '60s girl groups or even '70s New Wave pop. But as the title of Undivided Heart and Soul suggests, he's unbroken at the core.

Oct 6, 2017
VinylHound83
85
Desperate Love - 7/10
Cryings Just A Thing You Do - 10/10
Lucky Penny - 9/10
Hunting For Sugar - 7/10
On The Lips - 10/10
Undivided Heart and Soul - 7/10
Bloodhound Rock - 7/10
Style (is a losing game) - 10/10
Jubilee - 9/10
Under The Spell of City Lights - 8/10
Lets Get Out Of Here - 9/10

Overall Rating: 93 out of 110 = 85%

Overall Opinion: A fusion of blues, rock and soul. Awesome album and fans of Black Keys or White stripes will find something to enjoy certainly.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#5/American Songwriter
#50/Paste
/AllMusic
Track List
  1. DESPERATE LOVE
  2. CRYING'S JUST A THING YOU DO
  3. LUCKY PENNY
  4. HUNTING FOR SUGAR
  5. ON THE LIPS
  6. UNDIVIDED HEART & SOUL
  7. BLOODHOUND ROCK
  8. STYLE (IS A LOSING GAME)
  9. JUBILEE
  10. UNDER THE SPELL OF CITY LIGHTS
  11. LET'S GET OUT OF HERE WHILE WE'RE YOUNG


Added on: October 6, 2017