Archive for the ‘Single Reviews’ Category

  • A Six Pack to Go (10/03/08 Edition)

    October 3, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 0 comments

    Cowgirls Don’t Cry – Brooks & DunnMaybe the speaker in Toby Keith’s “She Never Cried in Front of Me” wasn’t so obtuse after all. Maybe he was just in a relationship with the main character of this song, a woman raised to hide her emotions at every turn. Even when she realizes that [...]

  • A Six Pack to Go (9/5/08 Edition)

    September 5, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 2 comments

    Country Boy – Alan JacksonThe bouncy repetitions of the chorus overshadow the barely-there plot, which might be for the best. The discomforting storyline involves a truck-driving man who picks up a female pedestrian (car problems? hitchhiking? just walking?), promises he’s not a stalker, then quickly - and rather inappropriately – shifts into a series [...]

  • A Six Pack to Go (8/8/08 Edition)

    August 8, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 0 comments

    Unbelievable (Ann Marie) – Josh GracinIf someone wrote an indistinct, universal, radio-ready love song about you, would you be honored or offended? Gracin wrote this about his wife. I’m sure she won’t mind if it’s a big hit, but I wonder if she notices that it could just as well be about anyone [...]

  • A Six Pack to Go (7/24 Edition)

    July 24, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 0 comments

    She Wouldn’t Be Gone – Blake SheltonI’ve really warmed up to Blake’s singing over the years, but I’m not crazy about this song. I like the verses, but the choruses sound like they were ripped from Lonestar’s playbook. I don’t think Blake needs to go that big.Shine – Matt StillwellThe production and subject [...]

  • A Six Pack to Go (7/17 Edition)

    July 17, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 4 comments

    Let It Go – Tim McGrawRobert Johnson at the crossroads, devil on your back, carrying the past in a hundred-pound sack, head up high, standing in the rain, skeletons and ghosts hiding in the shadows, no more tears to cry, wash it all away. Way to settle on an image, team.
    Flip Flops – Billy [...]

  • A Six Pack to Go (7/12 Edition)

    July 12, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 5 comments

    When I’m feeling particularly concise (or just lazy), I’ll compile a few abbreviated reviews into one post that I call A Six Pack to Go. These are intended as off-the-cuff comments, not impeccably reasoned reviews, so please take them in the spirit of an exchange of opinion between friends. As always, you’re welcome [...]

  • “Voices” - Chris Young

    April 26, 2008 | Categories: Single Reviews | Discussion: 0 comments

    You can hear this song at Chris Young’s Myspace.
    This single might do well at radio. Or it might not. It’s that sort of song, neither an obvious winner nor an obvious loser compared to anything else that’s currently getting played. Certainly, the fault is not in Chris Young’s delivery. His performance here confirms what we [...]

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