My mother has shitloads of Bob Seger vinyl in the basement.
I thought those first two albums of his were supposed to be '60s garage rock. Low Carb (Booooo! BOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!) used to talk about him (and those first couple albums) quite a bit, saying that they were lost treasures. He also posted one of the first Youtube clips I ever saw, an old late 60s TV appearance where he had 60s hair and no beard and lip synced "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" while playing the keyboard with one hand. I liked it well enough.
I thought Bob was considered a linking between the two musical legacies of Detroit, soul music and hard rock.
As for the hits: "Hollywood Nights" is fun because of the speedy tempo and drumming--gotta be one of the '70s best "cocaine songs." I don't care for "Night Moves" and REALLY hate "Like A Rock."
Come on, if George reviewed Seger you just know he'd trash him even harder than he (used to) trash Springsteen. Would George ever be kind to any "heartland rock" artist?
The article is pretty well written actually.