We gave it an A-
For the most part, this torn and frayed soundtrack for ”Big Bad Love,” the film adaptation of Larry Brown’s book of short stories, consists of rafter-shaking Mississippi hill country blues from the Fat Possum label, as well as like-minded contributions from Tom Waits and Tom Verlaine. If there’s a God, this record will do for backwoods reprobates like R.L. Burnside and T-Model Ford what O Brother, Where Art Thou? did for blue-grass.