"Ride Out" (Capitol; 2014)

Reviewed by Snidermann

It's Thanksgiving time here in the USA and there is one thing that I am very thankful for. No, I'm not talking about the basic shit like health, family, friends and the like. Sure, I'm thankful for those but there is something else as well: I am thankful Bob Seger did not retire from rock'n'roll.

"Ride Out" was released October 13, 2014 and is his first recording since "Face the Promise" in 2006. As usual, Bob's music is simple, to the point and nothing short of awesome.

If I have any complain here it's that "Ride Out" is just over 34 minutes long. That's not a lot of music, but what Bob lacks in quantity he makes up for in very high quality. "Ride Out" has hooks a plenty, poignant lyrics, great musicianship and a shitload of soul. That's why I consider Bob Seger to be one of the great sages of our time.

I have been spinning "Ride Out" for the last three days and I see no end in sight. And you know what? That's okay by me!

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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