Can we go back to “Better Boat” please?
Song Review: Trisha Yearwood – “Every Girl In This Town”
“Every Girl In This Town” is a fairly underwhelming return single from Trisha Yearwood
Album Review: Thomas Rhett – ‘Center Point Road’
Center Point Road can’t help but feel like a slight regression back into bad production tactics and clumsy writing for Thomas Rhett.
Song Review: Lady Antebellum – “What If I Never Get Over You”
“What If I Never Get Over You” isn’t quite a return to form for Lady Antebellum.
Album Review: Rodney Atkins – ‘Caught Up In The Country’
On paper, ‘Caught Up In The Country’ is actually quite good. But it’s immediately hampered by bad production and mixing choices as well as Rodney Atkins’s poorly aged vocals.
Song Review: Luke Bryan – “Knockin’ Boots”
The short version: As it turns out, boots were made for walkin’ instead of knockin’. Writers: Jon Nite, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson Rating: 5/10 The long version: We’ve reached a point in time where Luke Bryan is harmless. Between the lackluster chart runs of recent hits like “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” and “What Makes You Country”… Continue reading Song Review: Luke Bryan – “Knockin’ Boots”
Album Review: Maren Morris – ‘GIRL’
The short version: Most of the problems from ‘HERO’ carry over to Maren Morris’ sophomore album, ‘GIRL.’ Favorite tracks: “Great Ones,” “A Song For Everything,” “GIRL,” “Shade” Least favorite tracks: “RSVP,” “Make Out With Me” Rating: 5/10 The long version: Maren Morris. To some, that name is synonymous with everything wrong with current mainstream country… Continue reading Album Review: Maren Morris – ‘GIRL’
Album Review: The Cactus Blossoms – ‘Easy Way’
The short version: Despite featuring a more refined sonic palette, ‘Easy Way’ by the Cactus Blossoms doesn’t offer much of anything interesting. Favorite tracks: “Easy Way,” “Got A Lotta Love,” “Please Don’t Call Me Crazy” Least favorite track: “See It Through” Rating: 5/10 The long version: In a way, artists being compared to their influences… Continue reading Album Review: The Cactus Blossoms – ‘Easy Way’
Album Review: Hayes Carll – ‘What It Is’
The short version: Hayes Carll’s ‘What It Is’ doesn’t have a poor foundation, but it suffers from a lack of expansion and poor execution. Favorite tracks: “Be There,” “Beautiful Thing,” “Times Like These,” “Fragile Men” Least favorite track: “Jesus and Elvis” Rating: 5/10 The long version: Life’s messy, and sometimes the art we hear reflects… Continue reading Album Review: Hayes Carll – ‘What It Is’
Song Review: Chris Janson – “Good Vibes”
The short version: Despite some good intentions, “Good Vibes” comes across as lazy rather than fun. Writers: Chris Janson, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell Rating: 5/10 The long version: If you’re a fan of consistency, Chris Janson may not be the artist for you. Granted, it’s not like the strategy has failed him yet. For every… Continue reading Song Review: Chris Janson – “Good Vibes”