Ry Cooder

The Prodigal Son

2018

This album was released 30 weeks ago.

85% ±10% 5 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Straight Street
2 Shrinking Man
3 Gentrification
4 Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
5 The Prodigal Son
6 Nobody's Fault But Mine
7 You Must Unload
8 I'll Be Rested When The Roll Is Called
9 Harbor Of Love
10 Jesus And Woody
11 In His Care
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100% The Arts Desk Ry Cooder is not only one of the greatest American guitarists of his time, a virtuoso who uses his technical mastery to make music with extraordinary soul, but he also has his heart firmly in the right place.
100% Irish Times To achieve this album’s often mesmeric effect, Cooder, now 71, returns to the intimacy of a small gritty band and what he terms the “reverence” of gospel music, black and white, colouring it with his shivering sinewy bottleneck guitar over his drummer son Joachim’s moody underlays.
100% Nöjesguiden När Ry Cooder under snart 50 år har sjungit välvalda gamla folksånger om fattigas villkor, om förföljelser och om orättvisor har han gjort det i egenskap av kunnig curator i den amerikanska musikens historiska museum.
80% Pop Matters Ry Cooder's first album in six years exchanges pointed political commentary for spiritual songs of comfort and consolation.
80% Record Collector For an album on which he takes stock of a 21st century US riddled with crises and uncertainty, Cooder astutely plunders the grammar of the nation’s folk music history with remarkable results.