The Way of the World (album)

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The Way of the World
Studio album by Mose Allison
Released 2010
Recorded July 27, 2009 - July 31, 2009
The Garfield House, South Pasadena, CA
Genre Blues / Jazz
Length 35:08
Label ANTI-
Producer Joe Henry
Mose Allison chronology
The Mose Chronicles: Live in London, vol. 2
(2002)The Mose Chronicles: Live in London, vol. 22002
The Way of the World
(2010)
Mose Allison American Legend Live in California
(2015)Mose Allison American Legend Live in California2015

The Way of the World is an album by American jazz/blues singer Mose Allison, released in 2010 on ANTI-. It was his first studio album since 1997's Gimcracks and Gewgaws. He decided to record the album after producer Joe Henry approached him in 2008 and persuaded him to come out of retirement.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

According to Metacritic, The Way of the World has a score of 78 out of 100, indicating that it has received "generally favorable reviews" from critics.[2]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
MSN MusicB+[3]
PopMatters9/10 stars[4]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mose Allison except as indicated.

  1. "My Brain" - 2:59
  2. "I Know You Didn't Mean It" - 3:28
  3. "Everybody Thinks You're an Angel" (Amy Allison) - 2:58
  4. "Let It Come Down" - 2:31
  5. "Modest Proposal" - 2:29
  6. "Crush" - 2:55
  7. "Some Right, Some Wrong" (Roosevelt Sykes) - 2:487
  8. "The Way of the World" (Mose Allison, Joe Henry) - 2:50
  9. "Ask Me Nice" - 3:19
  10. "Once in a While" (Michael Edwards/Bud Green) - 3:32
  11. "I'm Alright" (Loudon Wainwright III) - 3:11
  12. "This New Situation" (Buddy Johnson) - 2:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "The Way of the World". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Way of the World". Metacritic. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1 April 2010). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  4. ^ Lockwood, Rod (6 April 2010). "The Way of the World Review". PopMatters. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  5. ^ Perry, Andrew (26 March 2010). "Mose Allison: The Way of the World, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 31 May 2017.