Via various forms of funk - from the Atomic Dog feel of Can't Stop The Funk to the swift turntablist funk of the title track and the Irish blues funk of the Bono co-written Kingdom Come - a sombre sense of reflection and coming to terms with mortality unifies the Neville Brothers' latest project. Amid all the self-conscious funkin' around, there's substantial content. With subtle hiphop nods (a cameo from Cash Money's B.G., for example), Rhodes galore, gospel sensibilities, a will to uphold the mores of New Orleans funk, only one sweeping wind chime and sandy vocals that come with age, Walkin' is a soulful, spiritual listen. The only misstep here is the jarring Scrape Scat interlude. Whoops, looks like someone needs some vocorder lessons.