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Gary Clark, Jr. - This Land (2019) Published: February 22/19 Released: February 22/19 album Rock 17 Tracks • 72 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
The percentage of professional music reviewers who liked this. Above 75% is gold. ?
97%
    SELECTED LINE: It’s a career-making album that will introduce Clark to all sorts of new music fans. -Newsday
    This Land is the fourth studio album by Gary Clark, Jr., released by Warner Bros. Records on March 1, 2019.
    Preview
    1. This Land5:41Gary Clark Jr.
    2. What About Us4:30Gary Clark Jr.
    3. I Got My Eyes on You (Locked & Loaded)5:11Gary Clark Jr.
    4. I Walk Alone3:44Gary Clark Jr.
    5. Feelin' Like a Million3:34Gary Clark Jr.
    6. Gotta Get Into Something3:04Gary Clark Jr.
    7. Got to Get Up2:37Gary Clark Jr.
    8. Feed the Babies4:46Gary Clark Jr.
    9. Pearl Cadillac5:05Gary Clark Jr.
    10. When I'm Gone3:48Gary Clark Jr.
    11. The Guitar Man4:26Gary Clark Jr.
    12. Low Down Rolling Stone4:18Gary Clark Jr.
    13. The Governor2:21Gary Clark Jr.
    14. Don't Wait Til Tomorrow4:05Gary Clark Jr.
    15. Dirty Dishes Blues5:03Gary Clark Jr.
    16. Highway 71 (Bonus Track)3:31Gary Clark Jr.
    17. Did Dat (Bonus Track)6:42Gary Clark Jr.
℗ 2019 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Critic Reviews (29)

This Land comes across as a cohesive statement.

3 weeks ago

Relix Relix

Gary Clark Jr. has created a colorful album with "This Land".

3 weeks ago

noisiv.de noisiv.de

This Land comes across as a cohesive statement.

1 month ago

Relix Relix

Clark has succeeded in making the best album of his career.

1 month ago

mxdwn mxdwn

What “This Land” does indicate is how Clark no longer feels restricted by the confining dictates of modern blues.

79% 1 month ago


Well-balanced, multicolored and interesting arrangements.

80% 1 month ago

Rolling Stone (DE) Rolling Stone (DE)

Gary Clark Jr. proves that he has more on his mind than tunes from the last century, and delivers a highly divers collection of music.

70% 1 month ago

the AU review (AU) the AU review (AU)

This Land is a triumph for Clark and a quantum leap forward for the blues.

90% 1 month ago

Exclaim Exclaim

This Land might not be a huge success. Some parts of the 16-song album are cheesy ("Feeling Like a Million"), too lyrically aggressive ("This Land"), or lacking innovation ("Low Down Rolling Stone").

60% 1 month ago

Under The Radar Under The Radar

Gary Clark Jr. pampers us with his well-known guitar sound, but surprises with a more mature songwriting and the subtle use of divergent (modern) influences.

90% 1 month ago

Dansende Beren Dansende Beren

Gary Clark Jr. simultaneously explores a variety of modern American music and the complexity of modern America.

1 month ago

RIFF Magazine RIFF Magazine

This Land features some of Clark’s strongest work to date.

90% 1 month ago

Blues Rock Review Blues Rock Review

With This Land Clark was determined to make a lasting piece of art.

1 month ago

American Songwriter American Songwriter

It’s a crucial stride for an artist who’s long been searching for direction.

70% 1 month ago


Gary Clark Jr. has put together one of his most cohesive albums to date with This Land.

1 month ago

Rock Cellar Magazine Rock Cellar Magazine

Through his fluid interactions with accompanying musicians, the guitarist/vocalist/composer illuminates another vivid set of original songs like “What About Us,” often including co-producer Jacob Sciba.

1 month ago

Glide Magazine Glide Magazine

An inventory wrapped in a virtuoso mix of rock, blues, soul and R & B, in which Gary Clark Jr. relentlessly reveals what's wrong with his world.

80% 1 month ago

Classic Rock (DE) Classic Rock (DE)

“This Land,” does what none of the 35-year-old singer-guitarist’s albums have in the past: it puts his mouth where his ax is.

1 month ago


As Clark wraps up with the formulaic 12-bar of Dirty Dishes Blues, you realise how much the rest of the album pushes the envelope and applaud him for it. [Mar 2019, p.88]

80% 1 month ago

Classic Rock Magazine Classic Rock Magazine

The Texan singer and guitarist's fifth album feels like a one-man exploration of African-American music. .. The blues is in safe hands. [Apr 2019, p.110]

80% 1 month ago

Q Magazine Q Magazine

This fifth studio release is no less diverse, hitting hardest with the Woody Guthrie-alluding title track, a raging blast of rap-hop that addresses prejudice and intolerance in the Trump era. More frequently, though, Clark immerses himself in funk and soul. [Mar 2019, p.26]

70% 1 month ago

Uncut Uncut

On This Land, Clark and his guitar stay true to the mission. [Apr 2019, p.92]

80% 1 month ago

Mojo Mojo

Gary delivers an impressive musical range that incorporates punk, soul and even hip-hop.

1 month ago


This Land is a sprawling masterwork, the sound of Clark cementing his role as a 21st century ambassador of roots music.

1 month ago

nodepression nodepression

This Land is 100% percent one of Gary Clark Jr’s best albums, in part, because you feel his spirit.

1 month ago

DiandraReviews DiandraReviews

This Land is an artistic statement aimed at transforming his image from an Austin blues artist to a rock and roll prophet with something to say about living in America.

1 month ago

The Current The Current

Like his previous albums, “This Land” is a bit all over the place.

1 month ago

San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle

His songwriting has caught up with his playing.

1 month ago

The New York Times The New York Times (TOP)

It’s a career-making album that will introduce Clark to all sorts of new music fans.

100% 1 month ago

Newsday Newsday
User Reviews (5)

TheCoondiZZle3 months ago
Cry about it Lot of softies in the reviews who can’t tolerate a different perspective on their closed world view

Das Boone3 months ago
Can't Can't write a album review based on one song - thus 3 stars... But what is even more interesting then Mr. Clark's change in his sound and musical direction is the thin skinned comments from itunes raters. Ever consider the lyrics refect the real world experience of the artist? Perhaps the negitive reaction has something to do with exposing uncomfortable truths ? Gary Clark has been around enough to produce, sing, play whatever he pleases. Boy, talk about "snowflakes" ?

Pharoah20113 months ago
Powerful indictment of America "This Land" is a not a easy song to listen to. In fact, it's downright harsh and strident on the ears. But that's the point. These last two years have been soul crushing with anyone with a heart, mind and soul. It's time America is woke. "This Land" is a clarion call for a just society.

the o-dogg3 months ago
Awesome Great guitar work, and powerful. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album. (I think the one-star ratings below must come from politically-motivated haters -- which is ironic, since the lyrics in this song are about the devastating power of hate.)

Say’What?3 months ago
Return if the Real Everything you played this past Years on tour was amazing. And this single if 🔥 So go head and claim it brother.
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