After 2008's misfiring Evil Urges unwisely diluted their reverb-heavy country rock with elements of funk and soft rock, Kentucky five-piece My Morning Jacket have gone back to what they do best for their sixth album. The soaring seven-minute title track effortlessly rides atop a Neil Young-esque guitar solo, while "Wonderful (The Way I Feel)" and closer "Movin' Away" are beautifully unhurried ballads. It doesn't all come off – the bizarrely parping "Holdin' on to Black Metal" sounds like a bad 80s pastiche and sails too close to Yes's "Owner of a Lonely Heart" – but this is a step back in the right direction.
Phil Mongredien works on the Guardian's opinion desk. He also reviews albums for Q magazine