American Ride - Willie Nile
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  • Summary: The ninth studio release for the New York rocker was funded by a Pledge Music campaign before it was picked up for distribution by Loud & Proud. Stewart Lerman co-produced the album with Nile, Johnny Pisano, and Alex Alexander.
  • Record Label: Loud & Proud
  • Genre(s): Adult Alternative, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock, Roots Rock
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  1. Jun 25, 2013
    100
    Ultimately American Ride resounds like a victory cry--urgent, enduring and unfailingly affecting.
  2. Jun 27, 2013
    90
    With American Ride, Willie Nile joins their ranks and proves he can do it just as well as the best of them, sometimes better--Springsteen included.
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    80
    American Ride is every bit as strong as Innocent Ones, if not more so.
  4. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    Occasionally slightly Gallic, but consistently intoxicating, it's a trip definitely worth taking. [Aug 2013, p.103]
  5. Jun 25, 2013
    80
    Nile's river of song runs as deep as it's wide. [Jul 2013, p.80]
  6. 70
    Nile delivers one of his finest and most passionate projects with American Ride.
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  1. Sep 16, 2013
    10
    The title track of Willie Nile's "American Ride" evokes a lovely, pleasant feeling of comfort like being buoyed by a warm, gentle breeze that never fails to evoke a smile.
    But don't expect to get TOO relaxed.
    "American Ride" is a roller-coaster deftly winding Nile's array of achingly beautiful songs and biting social commentary through a solid structure of great, new-fashioned rock and roll.
    The musical diversity throughout this album is very satisfying and appealing.
    It's the best effort yet by this big-hearted, live-wire of an artist, who's earned a well-deserved cult following around the globe.
    We can't wait to see what's around the corner on this continuing American Ride.
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