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"...solid from 'Harbingers and Alcohol' all the way to 'St. Charles Street.' Ridiculous Empire is of that caliber where individuals will continually play the disc even months after the first few listens." 
Neufutur Magazine    
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"Rating: 4.5 out of 5 geetars: Amen is obviously a well-read man who finds a certain sense of satisfaction in jabbing a pointy elbow in the ribs of those who spew hypocrisy and turn a blind eye to the weighty issues that plague our world. Amen’s cheeky wit and cutting political digs, along with his spry guitar-playing and dramatic storytelling, make him one inspired individual who sees things a little differently than the average Joe. And different, in this case, is damn good."
Pitch Perfect Reviews    
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"John Amen hails from the Charlotte area, but he sounds like he grew up in New Orleans. Or maybe even Chicago. There is a great windy city blues sound to his guitar, especially when it gets rockin'. Kinda like the Band by way of Appalachia, with a Buddy Guy kicker."
A&A Reviews    
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"...John Amen has crafted Ridiculous Empire, an album that is totally in solid form. There are only ten tracks on the CD, but each is a fine work of art in musical poetry."
IndieMusicStop.com (L. Anne Carrington)    
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