Hold The Line
Label: Capitol Records (CAP)
Rod the Mod's post-standards return to rock began with 2013's Time and continues with the equally rewarding Another Country. The versatile singer's many loves are present and accounted for: Celtic rock ("Love Is"), bluesy folk ("The Drinking Song"), and nostalgic reflection ("Way Back Home"). He even busts some reggae with "Love and Be Loved." The album's best moment is also its last: "A Friend for Life." Stewart loves the sentimental, and this fantastic tune (penned by cult icon Steve Harley) is perfect for a voice that still boasts great warmth underneath its raspy varnish.