Slipstream is Bonnie Raitt's finest album in years. She sounds great on every track. The diversity of the theme and tone of the songs makes this album special. My favorite track is "Used To Rule The World". This is a song about people who once were on the top of the world. This is a song sounds very groovy and funky. The electric guitar playing gives this track a rock edge that I love. This album has a good mix of fast and slow songs. "God Only Knows" is my favorite slow song. The piano playing is lovely on this track. This song makes me comtemplate the purpose the of my existence on this planet. I love the spiritual tone of this cut very much. "Not Cause I Wanted To" is a very moving song about the inscrutable reasons why a relationshp did not work out. The acoustic guitar playing is beautiful. "Spilt Decision" is an upbeat song about the quick decisions people make that they some times regret. This song pumps me up. It is very fun to listen to. "Million Miles" is the best blues song on the album. The musical arrangements of this songs are absolutely superb. I love the bass playing on this song. "Right Down The Line" is a classic pop love song. The electric guitar playing by George Marinelli is so good. on this song. Gerry Rafferty originally performed this song. He would be very proud of Bonnie's cover of this song. "Standing In The Doorway" is a lovely song. Bonnie's vocals are very soothing. "Down To You" is another fun upbeat song. This is a song is a reminder to take responsibility for our own lives. "Marriage Made In Hollywood" is a commentary song about how easy it is to become an infamous celebrity in Hollywood. "Take My Love With You" is about how the love and strength of a good woman empowers a man. I like this song a lot. "You Can't Fail Me Now" is a similar song about people depend on each other. Bonnie's voice conveys such wisdom and warmth on this song. The music on this album is very entertaining.
What did you think of this review?
Fun to Read
About the reviewer
Robert Yokoyama (RobertYokoyama)
I love to read new books and talk about them. I also like to listen to different kinds of music and talk about that. I am a friendly guy who likes to meet new people. I love to read books that teach me … more