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~wide variety of great country music~
on June 30, 2009
Brad's new album is very solid, and it features a wide variety of great music. Brad co-wrote every song here, on what is probably his most personal CD ever. There is still a good amount of his classic light humor, but in general, the material here is a little bit more serious than some of his previous "Ticks" type songs -- although that isn't necessarily a bad thing at all. It starts out with a feel-good summer type song, "American Saturday Night", and ends with "Back To The Future" -- a short guitar laden instrumental song, which is similar to some of the music on his last album, 'Play'.
Scattered between are 13 other great songs, including Brad's #1 smash love song, "Then". "Welcome To The Future" is another gem, just waiting in line to become Brad's next #1 single. It's one of the best songs on the album, quite catchy, and has very strong lyrics that really make you think about how far we have come in such a short amount of time. The reprise (track #7) is also a very nice short little acoustic clip. "Water" is another fun catchy summer song, as is "Catch All the Fish", which has a real bluegrass feel to it - sort of in a way similar to one of his previous songs, "Mr. Policeman".
One of my personal favorites on the album is track #10, "No", which is an extremely powerful song. It's a nice traditional sounding tune, with steel guitars and simple laid back production. The song is very well written, and if you listen closely to the lyrics, it carries out a very important life lesson. Overall, I think this album has a little something for everyone, and I highly recommend it!!!!!