Country Album Review

For my 1095th review, I discuss Maren Morris’ tactics to use both pop and country, and how her sophomore album satisfies neither. Best Songs: ‘To Hell & Back’, ‘Shade’, ‘All My Favorite People’ Worst Song: ‘Great Ones’ 5/10 Want a specific review or help drive my schedule? Join the Patreon experiment: https://www.patreon.com/SpectrumPulse Stream the album: […]

For my 1063rd review, I finally discuss how Ruston Kelly delivered one of the best debuts and country albums of 2018! Best Songs: ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Paratrooper’s Battlecry’, ‘Blackout’, ‘Jericho’, Anchors’, ‘Big Brown Bus’, ‘Dying Star’ Worst Song: ‘Mercury’ 9/10 Want a specific review or help drive my schedule? Join the Patreon experiment: https://www.patreon.com/SpectrumPulse Stream the album: […]

NEW Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/SamIsACritic AOTY: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/r… Listen: https://bit.ly/2SBFYep Florida Georgia Line releases the greatest album of all time. fav tracks: all least favourite: none 10/10 Music used in video: Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be (ft. Bebe Rexha)

Did you know people are different? Score: 2/10 Florida Georgia Line/Can’t Say I Ain’t Country/Country/Bro-Country Twitter: https://twitter.com/NotRealMusic RateYourMusic: https://rateyourmusic.com/~NotRealMusic

Florida Georgia Line’s new album has quite a title: Can’t Say I Ain’t Country. In this review, I discuss their place in the country music landscape and what I think of the new record, which has some surprising twists on their typical formula. (Like steel guitar!) Twitter: gradywsmith Instagram: gradywsmith Facebook: gradysmithwriter

Some of the instrumentals and rhythms may be catchy, but the lyrical content pretty much across the board makes this album a cringe-educing, painful listen. Also…a lot of this record isn’t country, so… “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” Big Machine Records Release Date: February 15, 2018 Rating: 1/5 Favourite Tracks: Simple Least Favourite Tracks: Women […]

For my 1084th review, Florida Georgia Line tries to tells us they are country, and then makes a disjointed album arguing otherwise. Best Songs: ‘Simple’, ‘Speed Of Love’, ‘Blessings’ Worst Song: ‘Can’t Hide Red’, ‘Swerve’ 5/10 Want a specific review or help drive my schedule? Join the Patreon experiment: https://www.patreon.com/SpectrumPulse Stream the album: https://open.spotify.com/album/64nhe9s692yKECAoMcEQ8U Buy […]

Cody Johnson’s new album ‘Ain’t Nothin’ To It’ is straight outta the Texas/Red Dirt scene, but it’s making huge waves in Nashville and country music as a whole. Today, I take my first steps into the CoJo waters! And I like em. Cody Johnson songs in this video: Fenceposts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZscdc8dZAU Nothin On You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn_YsqGfyuw Monday […]

For my 373rd review, I discuss one of the most critically acclaimed country records and debuts of 2015 thus far. Best Songs: ‘Outlaw State Of Mind’, ‘Parachute’, ‘Whiskey & You’, ‘Was It 26’, ‘The Devil Named Music’ Worst Song: ‘Nobody To Blame’ 7/10 To skip past my preamble, go to 1:37 Text review of ‘Traveller’: […]

Today, I’m checking out Randy Houser’s latest album ‘Magnolia.’ I have never loved what he brings to country music, but that changed with this album. Watch the review to see why! Favorite tracks: “No Stone Unturned” “No Good Place To Cry” “Evangeline” Randy Houser’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0U2Qp4naJA8KvTSn_6Nj6w Twitter: gradywsmith Instagram: gradywsmith Facebook: gradysmithwriter

Alright, I caved and finally shot a “Worst of 2018” list for y’all! Overall, I think 2018 was a pretty good year for country music, but I can’t lie, there was definitely a ton of awfulness as well. Twitter: http://twitter.com/gradywsmith Facebook: http://facebook.com/gradysmithwriter

I was inspired to make this supercut after posting my 10 Best Country Albums of 2013 list for EW. A few commenters told me that my choices weren’t mainstream enough, and I thought, “Well, yeah, because so much of what’s on the radio these days sounds exactly the same!” So I decided to make a […]

These are my top ten country music albums from this past year, which I think was a pretty great year overall. Yeah, there are some major problems in the industry right now, but it’s always important to remember that there’s a lot of great music getting made too, and I’m hoping it can help the […]

For my 1037th review, we venture into Canadian indie country for Colter Wall’s strident bridge of traditional sounds for the present. Best Songs: ‘Saskatchewan In 1881’, ‘Wild Dogs’, ‘Wild Bill Hickok’, ‘Thinkin’ On A Woman’, ‘Manitoba Man’ Worst Song: ‘Night Herding Song’ 7/10 Want a specific review or help drive my schedule? Join the Patreon […]

Country music has been taken over by snap tracks, and it’s killing the whole vibe. Hence this video, made with LOVE for country music, in which I argue why I think this percussive emphasis is doing the genre a disservice. Keep in mind — I like a handful of these songs, but the pervasiveness of […]

For my 921st review, we get the long-awaited, pretty solid comeback from this American Idol winner. Best Songs: ‘Five More Minutes’, ‘Boys From Back Home’, ‘Home In My Mind’, ‘Seasons Change’, ‘Barefootin’ Worst Songs: ‘Move It On Out’ 7/10 Buy the album! https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/seasons-change/1328807946?mt=1&app=music&at=1000lsNQ To skip my preamble, go to 2:14 Text review of ‘Seasons Change’: […]

Catching up on reviewing all the country music albums (and country-adjacent albums) from August through October 2018 that I didn’t get too earlier. This video includes: Eric Church Jamie Lin Wilson Ruston Kelly Colter Wall Whitey Morgan Dillon Carmichael Willie Nelson Josh Turner Carrie Underwood Runaway June Cole Swindell Jimmie Allen Enjoy it folks! Twitter: […]

I gave the Kane Brown album ‘Experiment’ a fair shot and gave it four full listens before this review. Ultimately, it’s just nothing all that special, though there are a few nice country music moments inside the pop/R&B swamp. What do y’all think? (Trying out some new editing techniques lately, too. Hope you enjoy!) Beard […]

I’m back! Check my Community Tab if you wanna know a bit about why I’ve been gone. Excited to cover the Chief himself, Eric Church, and his album ‘Desperate Man’ today! I really like this new album, though I don’t think it’s the masterpiece that Mr. Misunderstood was. Lemme know your thoughts! Twitter: http://twitter.com/gradywsmith Country […]

For my 1028th review, Eric Church slides into an uncertain, scattered place that’s even further from country. Best Songs: ‘Desperate Man’, ‘Monsters’, ‘Hippie Radio’, ‘The Snake’, ‘Drowning Man’ Worst Song: ‘Higher Wire’ 7/10 Want a specific review or help drive my schedule? Join the Patreon experiment: https://www.patreon.com/SpectrumPulse Stream the album: https://open.spotify.com/album/5TjDN2hfsgNWVtP8Ew56Xx Buy the album! https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/desperate-man/1410701556?mt=1&app=music&at=1000lsNQ […]

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In this video the THRS Crew give their thoughts on the 7th studio album from Swedish metal band Avatar! Check out what we think, give the music a listen for yourselves and give us your thoughts! Average Rating: 8.6/10 Standout Tracks: Legend Of The King, The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country, The King Wants […]

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