By Ken Tucker
April 13, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

So Beautiful or So What

B+
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He says this is a return to his singer-songwriter roots, but the Graceland-ic guitar figures still emphasize rhythm above all. Just as well, I guess, when your most passionate song is called ”Rewrite.” Though there’s a lot of God talk in So Beautiful or So What‘s lyrics (Jesus, Buddha, and the Man Himself all put in appearances), this cagey old pro makes room for stray nonsense phrases like ”bop-bop-a-whoa” as well; spirited spirituality is his goal these days. B+

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