Respected singer/songwriter Terry McBride and his Ride resurface on Dualtone with an invigorated effort that showcases his skills as both writer and frontman.

Respected singer/songwriter Terry McBride and his Ride resurface on Dualtone with an invigorated effort that showcases his skills as both writer and frontman. The title cut is a big song about hope, and "Sure Feels Like It" demonstrates how country pop can still be smartly written and sonically creative. "You Take My Heart" rolls and sways like a country drive, and "Leave Her With Me" is a crafty take on coveting thy neighbor's wife. McBride has quite a way with a ballad, sincere without being overwrought on "Yours," and one must admire any country outfit that dares tackle the Who, as these guys do on a rousing "Squeeze Box." This is a fine, fresh, well-produced record that deserves more than a chance at country radio.—RW

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