We usually highlight a new album but this week we’re stepping back to one of Bob Seger’s pivotal albums Against The Wind from 1980. Following on from three massive albums, this is a slightly more polished album. The ballads are incredible (“Fire Lake” triggered some childhood memories when I heard it again a few years ago, “Against The Wind” is phenomenal musically and lyrically) but there are still some rocking moments (e.g. “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ out Tonight” ). Rolling Stone called it “the worst record Bob Seger has ever made, but an absolutely cowardly one as well”. It can’t have been too bad however is it made number one on the US Billboard 200.