CD REVIEW: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals "Grace Potter & The Nocturnals"

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
A blues rock queen, Grace Potter has returned with her band for their third album, and this one is self titled for a reason. The band has come into their own on this album, showcasing their rock chops to the fullest extent. Potter's vocals are bluesy as always, and on this album their remind of rock legends like Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. "Tiny Light" is the album's standout track and the band's finest recording. "Paris (Ooh La La)" is an edgy rocker that reminds us that this is a rock band at it's core. While their previous albums may have been more laden with blues and jam rock, this one is filled with 70's style guitar rock that many bands would only dream of being able to perform. This album will prove to be a defining moment in the career of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and many of the songs will become some of the band's most classic recordings.