Bill Withers-Just As I Am (1971)

My Rating: 88% (A-)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 88%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Harlem
  2. Ain’t No Sunshine
  3. Grandma’s Hands
  4. Sweet Wanomi
  5. Everybody’s Talkin’
  6. Do It Good
  7. Hope She’ll Be Happier
  8. Let It Be
  9. I’m Her Daddy
  10. In My Heart
  11. Moanin’ and Groanin’
  12. Better Off Dead

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

On the hunt for a classic album that stands the test of time.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Pretty normal, kinda what you expect of album covers of the time.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

So badly, yes.

Final Thoughts:

Bill Withers was the man, and Just As I Am goes to prove that. It’s a really solid album that offers a lot of diversity to keep every listener engaged. I was a big fan of Grandma’s Hands, Hope She’ll Be Happier, and Better Off Dead, but can anything really beat his Ain’t No Sunshine? That’ll be the track he’ll always be known for, and that’s not a bad thing at all because it’s really friggin’ good.

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