• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 20, 2014
    80
    On his first album of new material in eight years, the Michigan rocker is in good form.
  2. The first half doesn’t downshift for a second, plowing through muscular rockers with the spit of his prime.
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    75
    The singer's personality emerges more forcefully on his originals.
  4. Oct 14, 2014
    75
    There’s plenty of meat-and-potatoes rock and blues here for you to chow on and wash down with your favorite domestic beer.
  5. Uncut
    Dec 4, 2014
    70
    Highlights dim somewhat, though, with the earnest and/or bombastic originals on the album's second half. [Jan 2015, p.78]
  6. Oct 22, 2014
    60
    At 69, Seger is just as ruggedly introspective as he was in his heavy-bearded Seventies.
  7. 60
    It’s encouraging that Seger is expanding his boundaries, especially this late in life. But a few more representative tough rockers interspersed in the album’s disappointing second half would have helped what starts out like a revitalized return to form from--here’s that car/Detroit metaphor again--running out of gas.
  8. Oct 14, 2014
    50
    While there's some charm in the fact that Seger is loose enough to keep his ends untied, Ride Out is hobbled by that exacting production: conceptually, it's something of a ragged mess and it'd benefit from sounding like one.

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