Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Georgia Blue
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #485 / 660
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
October 15, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Southeastern / Label
Alt-Country / Genres
Jason Isbell / Primary Artists
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

The love and fire on display here confirm what his best work has always shown -- he's not just a fine songwriter, he's a top-shelf musician who lives for this stuff, and it's a pleasure to hear him dig into this material.

80
American Songwriter

An album that succeeds on all fronts, both as an artistic endeavor and as an expression of conscience and clarity. With Georgia Blue, Isbell and company have made an album for the ages.

75
Under The Radar

While most of the arrangements here aren’t revelatory, they give us a delightful opportunity to hear one of americana’s greatest lyricists for his other strengths—a careful curator and collaborator, an impressive guitarist and vocalist.

70
Pitchfork

Released for charity, this star-studded covers album celebrates music from the state of Georgia. It is a joyful affair with sadness lurking in the shadows.

70
Spectrum Culture

This is an experience in discovering the variety of music originating in the Georgia pines.

70
Rolling Stone

Isbell’s albums rightly tend to put the focus on his songwriting, making them feel like very serious ordeals, so it’s nice to be reminded on Georgia Blue that he and his mates can still let their hair down and have fun.

TheCarioca
73
Nightswimming (feat. Béla Fleck & Chris Thile) - 3/5
Honeysuckle Blue (feat. Sadler Vaden) - 3/5
It's a Man's, Man’s, Man’s World (feat. Brittney Spencer) - 3/5
Cross Bones Style (feat. Amanda Shires) - 4/5
The Truth (feat. Adia Victoria) - 3/5
I've Been Loving You Too Long - 3/5
Sometimes Salvation (feat. Steve Gorman) - 3/5
Kid Fears (feat. Brandi Carlile & Julien Baker) - 3/5
Reverse - 4/5
Midnight Train to Georgia (feat. Brittney Spencer & John Paul White) - ... read more
MusicXXY
78
I'm no American but I feel like I live in Tennessee tho. They truly succeeded bringing a new breathe and refreshment to those classics songs. Bravo to the team.

Key tracks : It's a Man's, Man’s, Man’s World, I've Been Loving You Too Long, Midnight Train to Georgia
NTTR
72
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Georgia Blue

Genre: Alt Country
Country: US

Final Verdict: 72% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 103th / 893

Highlight: Honeysuckle Blue

Made me think of:
Pinegrove
The Jayhawks
The Seasons
Danko
71
This is definitely an album you can comfortably put in the background with such great talent just jamming out to the motions. I love this and all the collaboration. Definitely give it a listen if you need some productive music.
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Track List

  1. Nightswimming (feat. Béla Fleck & Chris Thile)
  2. Honeysuckle Blue (feat. Sadler Vaden)
  3. It's a Man's, Man’s, Man’s World (feat. Brittney Spencer)
  4. Cross Bones Style (feat. Amanda Shires)
  5. The Truth (feat. Adia Victoria)
  6. I've Been Loving You Too Long
  7. Sometimes Salvation (feat. Steve Gorman)
  8. Kid Fears (feat. Brandi Carlile & Julien Baker)
  9. Reverse
  10. Midnight Train to Georgia (feat. Brittney Spencer & John Paul White)
  11. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (feat. Peter Levin)
  12. I'm Through
  13. Driver 8 (feat. John Paul White)
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Added on: October 1, 2021