Harold Saul High is messy and unfocused, but it shows slight improvement for Koe Wetzel.
“Dive Bar” is worth a listen or two, but little more than that
While good, ‘Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)’ is a scatterbrained listen
On lyricism alone, Karly Driftwood’s ‘Too Mean To Die’ is worth checking out, though there are a few elements holding it back otherwise.
The short version: “House Fire” probably does all it needs to do as a lead single, which is to generate interest. Of course, Childers didn’t even really need the song for that. Writer: Tyler Childers Rating: 6/10 The long version: A change in the country music establishment will only come when the artists actually want… Continue reading Song Review: Tyler Childers – “House Fire”
While enjoyable, ‘Hellbent’ finds the Randy Rogers Band playing things too safe.
The short version: Aaron Lewis continues to make steady improvements, but his new album also continues his streak of inconsistencies. Favorite tracks: “State I’m In,” “The Party’s Over,” “Burnt The Sawmill Down,” “Reconsider,” “Love Me” Least favorite track: “It Keeps On Workin’” Rating: 6/10 The long version: Of all the washed-up rock artists trying to… Continue reading Album Review: Aaron Lewis – ‘State I’m In’
The short version: Megan Bledsoe of Country Exclusive and I team up to discuss the debut album from Molly Tuttle, ‘When You’re Ready.’ Zack’s favorite tracks: “When You’re Ready,” “Clue,” “Sleepwalking,” “Million Miles” Least favorite track: “Sit Back and Watch It Roll” Rating: 6/10 Megan’s favorite tracks: “When You’re Ready,” “Don’t Let Go,” “Light Came… Continue reading Collaborative Album Review: Molly Tuttle – ‘When You’re Ready’ (w/ Country Exclusive)
The short version: If you don’t take it all that seriously, Jake Owen’s latest album is a fairly decent summer album released in spring. Favorite tracks: “River Of Time,” “In It,” “Made For You,” “Mexico In Our Minds,” “Damn” Least favorite track: “Grass Is Always Greener (w/ Kid Rock)” Rating: 6/10 The long version: For… Continue reading Album Review: Jake Owen – ‘Greetings From … Jake’
The short version: Brad Paisley’s new single is fairly predictable all around, but you could certainly do worse I guess. Writers: Brad Paisley, Gary Nicholson Rating: 6/10 The long version: As a fan, it’s sad watching Brad Paisley’s recent radio struggles. As a critic, it’s understandable and happens to everyone, but it doesn’t make it… Continue reading Song Review: Brad Paisley – “My Miracle”