I like Van Morrison, and he has put out many good songs over the years, but to call this album blues is a stretch.
Some people believe any musician can play the blues. On the surface, it may be true, but the real blues, deep blues, provides a powerful, sincerely felt music that offers an almost spiritual experience. This album only gives a hint of what the blues is like.
If you want to listen to deep blues, check out these artists: The Red Devils, DVL, Johnny Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Supersonic Blues Machine, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Five Horse Johnson, Sena Erhardt, The Hoax (Big City Blues), Larkin Poe (Peach), Greta Van Fleet, Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Cash Box Kings, Black Mountain Prophet, Rufus Huff, The Bluebirds (Louisiana), Anni Piper, Chris Duarte, Trampled Under Foot, The Blues Masters, Gary Moore, Guy Forsyth, James Harman, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Louis Walker, The Rides, The Nighthawks, The Mannish Boys, Little Mike and the Tornadoes, Jordan Patterson, Cathy Jean, Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish, John Hammond, etc.
Also listen to the early electric blues masters: Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, Muddy Waters. Big Walter Horton, Lazy Lester, Joe Hill Louis, Jimmy Rogers, James Cotton, among others.
The deep blues can easily be found if you are interested. It is worth it. Van Morrison may have made a good album, but it is not deep blues to my ears.