Pushin' Against a Stone

Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
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Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #64 / 955
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Based on 18 ratings
August 13, 2013 / Release Date
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Valerie June's album is an exploratory record that examines personal struggle through different American genres. There are elements of blues, rock, pop, and folk all conjoined into a gorgeous and powerful statement of black femininity. Beyond June's classic songwriting skills, Dan Auerbach's electric production and some welcomed guest spots make Pushin' Against a Stone a vital listen, one that gets better with repeated play.

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Apart from being extremely beautiful, Valerie June has a great voice and, with Dan Auerbach's valuable help, she releases her professional debut, rootsy and affectionate, that respects the past and enjoys the present.
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Track List

  1. Workin' Woman Blues
  2. Somebody To Love
  3. The Hour
  4. Twined & Twisted
  5. Wanna Be On Your Mind 
  6. Tennessee Time
  7. Pushin' Against A Stone
  8. Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
  9. You Can't Be Told 
  10. Shotgun
  11. On My Way / Somebody To Love (Acoustic Version)
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