Freedom's Road - John Mellencamp
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  • Summary: The rocker's first album of originals in six years includes the Chevy Trucks themesong "Our Country."
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
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  1. Song-wise, this is a stronger album from Mellencamp than we had any right to expect, and an excellent from-the-cradle album when we need it most.
  2. Freedom’s Road addresses his pet topics — hard work and small-town life, not to mention freedom and the road — in catchy-enough tunes built with rootsy guitar licks, boot-scooting beats, and the occasional splash of spaghetti-western strings.
  3. At times his path is too consciously down the middle — "I'm an American, and I respect your point of view," "freedom's road must be under construction" — but his intentions are good.
  4. There’s no denying that, musically, Freedom’s Road is authentic and inspired.
  5. Predictable, but not unpleasantly so. [Feb 2007, p.105]
  6. In [some] songs, Mellencamp comes across as Toby Keith's benevolent doppelganger: a good ol' boy who'd rather forgive someone's sorry ass than put a boot in it. [Mar 2007, p.68]
  7. 40
    A sluggish, garage rock set. [Jun 2007, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 5 out of 12