God Street Wine's eponymous second album for Mercury Records finds the band settling into a groove, accentuating their blues roots and stretching out a bit musically. The band still can't quite translate the kinetic appeal of their live show to disc, but God Street Wine succeeds because it concentrates on the songs, showcasing them as much as the group's playing. Of course, jamming is still a priority -- John Popper guests on three tracks and Little Feat's Bill Payne plays on "Silver" -- but the songs have more weight than before, making God Street Wine one of the band's best efforts to date.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine