American V: A Hundred Highways

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Under The Radar
    60
    Highways is a far cry from what made this now deceased legend eternal. [#14]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 24, 2015
    10
    As Cash's voice finally begins to fade away after a life of pain and misery and recently-redemption; he puts power and emotion into the wordsAs Cash's voice finally begins to fade away after a life of pain and misery and recently-redemption; he puts power and emotion into the words and crafts them perfectly against equally powerful and emotional instrumentals. The album tell a story of life; pain, joy, and longing..it's all here. Full Review »
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    8
    Probably the most mellow and gentle of the American Recordings albums. I always got a feel of defiance from volumes III and IV but on V it'sProbably the most mellow and gentle of the American Recordings albums. I always got a feel of defiance from volumes III and IV but on V it's almost as if the man in black is resigned to his fate as this point. The fire is almost doused here. This style suits the songs picked for this record - a lot of them have a very delicate feel to them, mirroring the state of the singers health at this point. Free from the chain gang now.... another fine piece of work that fits in well with his American series and a suitable farewell from a legend. Full Review »
  3. DecepticonPom
    Dec 13, 2006
    9
    Unlike most of what I normally listen to, but this sent chills through me from the first play. The truly stunning sound of a man accepting of Unlike most of what I normally listen to, but this sent chills through me from the first play. The truly stunning sound of a man accepting of his own death. The Man In Black would have loved this album if he heard it recorded by another artist. Full Review »