Gary Clark Jr. - This Land
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #229 / 625
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2019 Ratings: #610
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Blues Rock / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review
Glad to hear he's ignored his tendency to soften the blues with a radio-pop contemporariness, as he does. It is nice to finally have a proper blues rock entry from Clark that isn't simply another boring soft-rock jam sesh. This outing, albeit edgier, is still a bit long-winded and doesn't have any stand-out cuts that pack the necessary punch to propel it to classic status.
Every time that guitars gets the spot, I get the chills. This guy f*cks.
It takes the album a few songs to really start, but by the time that you hit I Got My Eyes on You you're fully invested in what GCJ is deciding to play like.
Fav tracks: This Land, I Got My Eyes on You (Locked & Loaded), Feelin' Like a Million, Feed the Babies, The Guitar Man, Low Down Rolling Stone
Gary Clark Jr. offers an album that demands he be treated like the powerhouse that he is, churning out a sprawling album motivated by heated feelings on life and the state of the country. This album burns with anger and desire, regret and hope.
Favorite Song: Pearl Cadillac
Gary’s guitar licks are disgusting, my god. Not a whole lot to say here. While it takes a little bit to get going and there isn’t a whole lot to sink your teeth into outside of surface value, it’s a pretty solid blues rock project. I expect nothing less from GCJ

BEST TRACKS: This Land, Feelin’ Like a Million, Pearl Cadillac, Low Down Rolling Stone, Highway 71

WORST TRACK: I Got My Eyes on You
Purchasing This Land from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Track List

  1. This Land
  2. What About Us
  3. I Got My Eyes on You (Locked & Loaded)
  4. I Walk Alone
  5. Feelin' Like a Million
  6. Gotta Get Into Something
  7. Got to Get Up
  8. Feed the Babies
  9. Pearl Cadillac
  10. When I'm Gone
  11. The Guitar Man
  12. Low Down Rolling Stone
  13. The Governor
  14. Don't Wait Til Tomorrow
  15. Dirty Dishes Blues
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (12)
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, anztec, Z.Younk

Added on: January 10, 2019