Sunday, 13 November 2016

Record Review - Archie Roach

Published in the December issue of Rolling Stone (November 2016)

Archie Roach
Let Love Rule
Liberation Music

Archie Roach’s tenth record is a gem. At its core is the theme of love, but overall it’s an eleven song-long message of hope, “what I wish for” as Roach himself says. Covering a range of styles, Let Love Rule centres around his deep and rough-edged voice, the mainstay through these songs which paint vivid pictures of a theme which in no way seems clichéd or overused, not in Roach’s hands anyway.

The addition of the Dhungala Children’s Choir and the Short Black Opera Choir on the title track and No More Bleeding is a masterstroke; Jen Anderson’s violin throughout plays a pivotal role; the songwriting is poignant and as strong as ever, on an album which fair oozes soul and honesty.

Samuel J. Fell

Key Tracks: Let Love Rule, Mighty Clarence River, No More Bleeding
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