Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. This stunning work is not just soul stirring, additionally it is soul baring, and the mix is absolutely devastating to behold. You do not just pay attention to this record you enjoy it. So it is entirely fitting that the self-titled album will bear the enduring logo of Stax Records, because at certain moments Rateliff appears to be channeling soul greats like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. But as this gifted multi-instrumentalist honors the legacy of the legendary Memphis label, he is also setting out into audacious new territory.