Sharecropper's Son

Robert Finley - Sharecropper's Son
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #95 / 513
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
Liked by 3 people
May 21, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Country Soul / Genres
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Make Me Feel Alright is a joyous call and response; Souled Out On You a heartbreaker with deep feeling; Country Child, meanwhile, is pure Hill Country hypnotic boogie.
American Songwriter
It’s a perfect juxtaposition of earthy lyrics and frank storytelling with honest, unaffected roots music organically adding an exclamation point.

On Sharecropper's Son, Finley, producer Dan Auerbach, and their all-star studio cast pull out all the stops; they present this remarkable singer with an expansive yet rootsy musical palette.

When, with a band of experienced session hands, he rides the stomp rock of "Make Me Feel Alright", wraps his soulful falsetto around "I Can Feel Your Pain" or digs into the deep blues boogie of "Country Boy", his mastery is proven.
"Sharecropper's Son" is full of poignant storytelling, killer instrumentation, and most importantly...a whole ton of soul.

The 66-year-old Louisiana native has caught my ear before with his 2017 album, "Goin' Platinum". I enjoyed a couple of highlights off of the album, however, I don't think I was in the right headspace to listen to that album since I hadn't quite gathered enough respect and knowledge about the genres of Blues, Soul & Country to properly listen to the ... read more
Robert Finley - Sharecropper's Son

Genre: Country Soul
Country: US

Final Verdict: 56% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 393th / 503

Highlight: Better Than I Treat Myself

Made me think of:
John Mayer
Swamp Dogg
Sturgill Simpson
a classic approach to blues rock and country soul that brilliantly culminates in an easy way to tell a life story
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Added on: March 4, 2021