Willie Nile’s latest CD

Posted By on October 14, 2009

Willie Nile album art shows him in action.

Willie Nile album art shows him in action.

Willie Nile may be the most stirring hard rocker you’ve never heard, and his new album, “House of a Thousand Guitars,” ranks with his best—except for the title track, a musical roar that name-checks guitar heroes in an uncharacteristic, sadly retro burst of self-indulgence. Otherwise, “House” is wonderful, sparked by the infernally infectious hoedown of “Doomsday Dance,” the fabulous antiwar song “Now That the War Is Over” (a sequel to “Cellphones Ringing (In The Pockets Of The Dead”) and “Magdalena,” a sensuous valentine to a streetwise belle.

Nile’s voice is as high and warm as ever, the guitars pop, and the rhythm section burns; Nile’s records never lacked for excitement. Touted as the next Dylan when he debuted in 1980, the Greenwich Village resident has turned into a master of the pop anthem. This is a great follow-up to his “Streets of New York” CD, affirming Nile’s command of territory grounded in those quaint qualities: heart and faith.

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Audio CD (April 14, 2009)
Original Release Date: April 14, 2009
Number of Discs: 1
Label: R.E.D. Distribution


One Response to “Willie Nile’s latest CD”

  1. Archie says:

    I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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