CD Review: Galactic "Into the Deep"

Galactic’s sound has always been heavily driven by bass, but on the band’s aptly titled 11th album, Robert Mercurio goes from driving to dominating.
By Jon D'Auria ,

Galactic’s sound has always been heavily driven by bass, but on the band’s aptly titled 11th album, Robert Mercurio goes from driving to dominating. The result is one the band’s best albums to date. Mercurio’s blend of gospel, Motown, and vintage funk lines are mixed to perfection and are unavoidably danceable. From start to finish, Mercurio’s energy never lets up, and his lively grooves show all of the focus of a hardworking veteran who uncompromisingly plays from the heart.