Home » Stories » Blind Boys Of Alabama - Almost Home is culmination of their long journey / Paste

Top 10 for Dec

Blind Boys Of Alabama - Almost Home is culmination of their long journey / Paste

Bookmark and Share

At this stage in their impossibly long and remarkable career, it might be unnecessary to begin a review of the new Blind Boys of Alabama record rehashing their biography, or offering another appraisal of their legacy. But after seven decades together as a group, having lived through ever-changing times and many departed bandmates, Almost Home can't help but feel like their swan song, or like the culmination of their long journey. The two surviving original members, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter, are nearing 90 years old, and the overarching theme, as the title suggests, is their impending mortality. But instead of a sad and funereal affair, Almost Homecelebrates their home-going by returning to their roots, with the most front-to-back gospel album they've recorded in years.

READ THE FULL Paste REVIEW