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Ride Me Back Home

Willie Nelson

Ride Me Back Home

Album number sixty nine from the country legend features guest appearances from his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson and is produced by Buddy Cannon

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    These tracks and more prove the octogenarian has as much grit and vigour as country stars a fraction of his age
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  2. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Willie Nelson's Ride Me Back Home continues a hot streak of recent records that are every bit as good as anything he's recorded. And, yes, that includes Red-Headed Stranger and Stardust
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The best of Ride Me Back Home feels as much a companion to its predecessors in Nelson's trilogy of reckoning. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Nelson’s had a fine run of late-period albums, and has written more new songs in the past decade than he had in years
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Our favorite country outlaw shows us not only how to grow old gracefully but live it to the fullest
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The voice has weathered like timber, but his timing is impeccable, his Tex-Mex guitar flurries thrilling. The cowboy sage (and Beto Democrat) remains unique
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Old age suits the country singer well. On his latest album—featuring three newly penned tunes—Willie sings with a kind of chagrinned humor, as if nobody is more surprised by his longevity than he is
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    Whilst the album could do without a cover of Billy Joel's ‘Just The Way You Are’, it doesn't detract from the overall feeling of warmth threading through this project
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The prolific 86 year-old American icon proves once again that he hasn’t lost a step
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Nelson and his stable of writers take stock with such warmth and insight that the lightness hides the emotional weight it carries
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  11. 6.0 |   All Music

    Ride Me Back Home isn't a statement, but rather just another enjoyable record in a long line of enjoyable records
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  12. 6.0 |   NME

    The country legend's 69th album - yes, really – finds him in absolute sweetheart mode, but unafraid to get a little bit political
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