His treatment of wife Tina may have sullied his reputation forever, but nothing can take away from Ike Turner's status as one of the greatest ever exponents of rhythm and blues. His playing has a real soul and grit that younger performers lack, and this new album is as primitive and raw as anything he's ever done. The songs here simply burst out of the speakers, backed by whiskey-soaked vocals that leave you in no doubt what kind of mood Turner's in these days. Scarily intense, but undeniably impressive, he cuts through the fakery of the modern music scene like a hurricane in a bad mood. You don't have to like Ike, but at the very least he deserves credit for making such a brutal, uncompromising record.