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You Are Not Alone (Mavis Staples album)

You Are Not Alone is the eighth studio album by American gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples, released September 14, 2010 on ANTI- Records. It won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.[11]

You Are Not Alone
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2010
Recorded2010
GenreAmericana, Gospel, Soul, Blues
LabelANTI-
ProducerJeff Tweedy
Mavis Staples chronology
Live: Hope at the Hideout
(2008)
You Are Not Alone
(2010)
One True Vine
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(A-)[2]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly(A-)[4]
The New York Times(favorable)[5]
Pitchfork Media(8.2/10)[6]
PopMatters(7/10)[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
Spin(6/10)[9]
The Village Voice(favorable)[10]

ReceptionEdit

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 16 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[12]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Don't Knock" (2:30)
  2. "You Are Not Alone" (3:57)
  3. "Downward Road" (3:08)
  4. "In Christ There Is No East or West" (3:36)
  5. "Creep Along Moses" (2:57)
  6. "Losing You" (2:52)
  7. "I Belong to the Band" (3:31)
  8. "Last Train" (4:29)
  9. "Only the Lord Knows" (3:44)
  10. "Wrote a Song for Everyone" (3:47)
  11. "We're Gonna Make It" (3:27)
  12. "Wonderful Savior" (2:05)
  13. "Too Close/On My Way to Heaven" (5:10)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve (September 14, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  2. ^ Phipps, Keith (September 21, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (September 10, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (September 7, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  5. ^ Rohter, Larry (September 19, 2010). Jeff Tweedy Nudges Mavis Staples Back to Her Roots. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  6. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (September 23, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  7. ^ McCarthy, Sean (September 23, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  8. ^ Wolk, Douglas (September 13, 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  9. ^ Menconi, David (September 2010). Review: You Are Not Alone. Spin. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  10. ^ Linden, Amy (January 12, 2011). Mavis Staples Is for the Children. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ You Are Not Alone Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2011-01-12.

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