Janiva Magness, Stronger For It (Alligator): Okay, stop listening to your hipster shite and your friend’s band that formed three weeks ago and get thee a copy of this complete stunner. Growing up rough and parentless in Detroit foster homes, Magness seems to be working out some serious pain with these songs that growl “I’m mad and I’m gonna hurt you back for that.”
Just when we think there’s nowhere else for blues to go, someone drops an album like this and faith is restored. No wonder this one climbed straight to the top of the blues charts and stayed there. A total keeper. Read More
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