Album Review: Bill Curreri's "Hard Road Home"

Though his emergence as an indie powerhouse finds his blend of feisty rockers, mid-tempo pop gems and soulful ballads fitting in the "Americana rock" category, Bill Curreri defies simple categorization. Hard Road Home, the multi-talented singer-songwriter's first album in six years, showcases his warm affability as a singer while revealing him as a musical storyteller of extraordinary insight and deeply lived views of reality. The collection is an inspiring, mostly romantic but sometimes socially conscious journey filled with heavy doubts and obstacles on its way to triumphing with an embrace of the redemptive power of lifelong love.

Score: 7/10