And then we came across Chris Richards' Washington Post review of Jimi's Valleys of Neptune album [Experience Hendrix/Legacy-2010],
a recent offering of mostly unreleased material. In it Richards states:
"Why does this stuff still sound so good? Hendrix can no longer shock us with kaleidoscopic garb or onstage bravado, but his music still manages to violate our expectations with a subtlety that feels like magic."