Album Review                   : RIDE OUT

Artist                                     :               BOB SEGER

Genre                                   :               Rock / Pop/ Country

Date of Released             :               2014

From the title alone, you got the feeling that this album is all about travelling and cars.  True to it, the first song “Detroit Made” is a song about cars manufactured in Detroit of course the car manufacturing capital of the world of long ago.   However, the singer is not talking about cars and travels.  He also sings about the pistol as “The Devil’s Right Hand” and he sings the song as if he is trying to exorcise himself away from the gun.

“Ride Out” is surprisingly an intelligent song lyrically and probably one of the most poetic in this album in terms of rhythm and rhyme.  “Adam and Eve” is of course about the Biblical story of creation sung country style however, it seemed that the final outcome resulted in the song from becoming a novelty song instead of country song. “California Star” might be a make out song.  After some happy go lucky songs, Bob Seger managed to insert a song that speaks about environmentalism in “ It’s Your World.”  Just like any protest songs, it is laden with drums and some angry lyrics.

Of course, the album is not complete is it has no songs Bob Seger is known all about in terms of style like “All Of The Roads,” Passin Through,” and “All Goes On.” It is quite blasphemous to say that this record is nice or good as it is more than good.  It is nearly excellent musically and lyrically.  Thus, I give this record 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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