• Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2010
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. While he sounds more pinched than a decade ago, The Open Road finds Hiatt in fuller voice than last time out, and he’s able to squeeze out those mischevious falsetto yelps with plenty of aplomb.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    The Open Road restates his credentials, mostly with fleet-footed aplomb. [Apr 2010, p.111]
  3. Under The Radar
    60
    The Open Road finds him doing what he does best: blues-based American folk/rock. [Winter 2010, p.70]
  4. Hiatt puts these thoughts to paper in his signature cerebral style, but it isn’t enough to make these played-out themes feel fresh.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Aug 6, 2011
    5
    I decided to dowload this album as this artist is very well considered by critics. I was a bit disappointed. Most of the songs are only forI decided to dowload this album as this artist is very well considered by critics. I was a bit disappointed. Most of the songs are only for those who like straightforward blues sung by an old voice. There is, however, a great song in this album; Homeland. Full Review »