Bonnie Raitt, “Made Up Mind”

Bonnie Raitt, “Made Up Mind”

As described by Bonnie Raitt on the title track to her excellent 21st album, “the serenade of a made-up mind” mostly consists of the sounds of silence: “The quiet behind a slamming door/ The break of a heart that won’t break no more.” Up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s guitars, then, to provide the punctuation, with fuzzy, ripped-up riffs that give the song both its muscle and its bite. Raitt herself doesn’t need to offer any extra commentary, just a sympathetic shoulder and a been-there nod for the next ex out there left standing alone when the music stops. — A.U.

Bonnie Raitt, “Made Up Mind” As described by Bonnie Raitt on the title track to her excellent 21st album, “the serenade of a made-up mind” mostly consists of the sounds of silence: “The quiet behind a slamming door/ The break of a heart that won’t break no more.” Up to the Rock and Roll Hall of…