Pioneer [+digital booklet]
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Pioneer [+digital booklet]

April 2, 2013

  Song Title
Better Dig Two
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Forever Mine Nevermind
Night Gone Wasted
I Saw A Light
Mother Like Mine
I'm A Keeper
Back To Me Without You
End Of Time
Digital Booklet: Pioneer

Product Details

  • Label: Republic Nashville
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  • Total Length: 46:11
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  • ASIN: B00BZOI5V6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I'm a Keeper" April 2, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There are few times when I feel compelled to buy a true CD, rather than just one of two selected tracks. After seeing The Band Perry in concert in 2012, I purchased their first self-titled album. Not at all disappointed, I felt compelled to pre-order their new CD, Pioneer. The Band Perry has done it again. I was shocked that Pioneer not only matched, (in my opinion)but actually surpassed its predecessor.

The album keeps its listener entertained and almost in an emotional whirlwind. The songs jump from sad, funny, romantic, inspiring, and just plain 'catchy.' I found myself singing along with parts of the songs the first time I heard them. The lyrics are unique and thought provoking (ranging from "Don't let me be lonely tonight/take the keys to my car and the keys to my heart and just drive" to "Scratched our names in that oak tree/ because I loved you and you loved me/....I came out here to see it one more time/and I got my chainsaw") while the songs themselves have great harmonies.

Pioneer, while some tracks are better than others, is a wholesome well balanced album with the best aspects of Rock, Country, Pop, and Bluegrass. All of the songs on this album are enjoyable, most are well above average, and a select few are bound to be among my favorites for a long, long time. I full-heartedly recommend Pioneer for anyone's CD collection, it's a keeper.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Money, Definitely Worth the Time April 2, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I've been pleased by many artists' new CD releases over the years, but perhaps by none more so than The Band Perry's "Pioneer."

And for good reason, too: TBP's sophomore album leads off with "Better Dig Two," their recent number one smash hit about a girl's...loyal...commitment to her lover, which might vaguely remind listeners of the Overly Attached Girlfriend Internet meme. The song is terrifically written, the harmonies are beautifully executed, and Kimberly Perry sets the song ablaze with her soaring lead voice. After that, we have "DONE." Again, another future Number One prospect, another set of scintillating harmonies, another bracket of riveting lyrics.

The next song, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," is one of my favorite songs on the entire record. As its title suggests, this song tells of a young girl anxious for love, telling her special someone to "take the keys to my car and my heart," so that she can be happy. While both of the first two songs had great vocals, these tones were just haunting. I could go on for quite a while about this track.

The title track is an anthem for the trailblazers, for the pioneers who lead the way and lay the path down for those to come. It's great, just like "Forever Mine Nevermind," a great rocker song in which the listener will be treated to a kickin' Brad Paisley guitar show; "Night Gone Wasted," which, although perhaps not as strong as the previous track, is pretty good nonetheless; "I Saw a Light," a nice treasure-that-no-one-else-found Country staple song; and "Mother Like Mine," an ode to Mom which might or might not carry echoes of Tracy Lawrence's "If the World Had a Front Porch."

Then, there's "Chainsaw.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album I've heard in a very long time April 4, 2013
Format:Audio CD
This album is brilliant. The Band Perry defies any rigidity of genre. Whether you're listening to the edgy rock elements of "Better Dig Two", "Done", or "Night Gone Wasted", or the folksy, emotional melodies of "Pioneer", "I Saw a Light", or "Back to Me Without You," The Band Perry always ties it together perfectly with their country roots heard in the moving strings, melodic banjos, and brilliant harmonization. Pick this album up now, you will not regret it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first album April 5, 2013
Format:Audio CD
"Pioneer", The Band Perry's second album, is definitely not a sophomore slump. In fact, it's better than their first album. The first album was great, but "Pioneer" is a more a mature product. The lyrics are stronger, and the band now has a grittier sound. The band has a long career ahead of them.

Like their previous work, country is blended with pop and rock. The upbeat numbers were made to be performed for arenas and stadiums. There are huge choruses and loud guitars. The slower tracks demonstrate the band's ability at creating beautiful harmonies. The lyrics often concern exploits in love. They are sometimes sad, sometimes angry, and sometimes happy. There are more dark moments on the album than celebratory. Kimberly Perry packs more of an attitude here than before. Not as much as Miranda Lambert, but not as sweet as Taylor Swift.

My favorite tracks are "Better Dig Two", "DONE.", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely", "Forever Mine Nevermind", "Mother Like Mine", and "Chainsaw". "Better Dig Two" is rock-flavored track that tells the story of an overly obsessive wife. "DONE." is a send-off anthem that introduces the world to Kim's new attitude. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" is a ballad about the desire not to be lonely. I believe this should be the next single. "Forever Mine Nevermind" features Brad Paisley and mixes elements of stadium rock and country. "Mother Like Mine" is a mid-tempo country track where Kim celebrates her mother. "Chainsaw" is an upbeat country-pop song that's playful and super catchy. The emotional, folky title track and "I'm A Keeper" are also strong.

(4.25 out of 5 stars)

--Isa R Bufano (03.05.2012)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Love all the songs and super deal buying here rather than big box stores. Love this CD even better then their last one.
Published 4 days ago by Photochic
5.0 out of 5 stars Pioneer CD by the Band Perry
This CD is very good! This CD demonstrates the musical growth of the Band Perry. It is a keeper and will go down in Country music history.
Published 11 days ago by Cindy L. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Have to have in your music collection!
If you are looking for a great CD then this is it. The Band Perry has it all in Pioneer! I bought this because of their hit songs but I love the entire CD. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Sandy Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Once again
Once again none of the local stores had this cd in stock. Thank goodness for Amazon! And once again, I bought it for one song (Don't Let Me Be Lonely) but I'm loving all of the... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Sharon Harms
5.0 out of 5 stars New Sound
Heard their music on SuperBowl Day. Loved it so much I bought the CD. My favorite song is Done. It can apply to a few things in my life.
Published 25 days ago by Patti O'Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band Perry - Pioneer
Love this group! Great voices and lyrics. Recommend to anyone who likes sort of funky country western music. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Marz
1.0 out of 5 stars Package arrived & had been run over!!
Love this band's music, & like to hear all their tracks, not just the popular ones. Ordered this CD & once I was able to actually locate the delivery package, (I get daily... Read more
Published 26 days ago by C. Hitchcock
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band Perry's sound is unique.
It is refreshing to hear their distinct sound. The album is great. So much of the new country sound just blends in together. The Band Perry has their own sound and content. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Sandra Rothwell
4.0 out of 5 stars This band has great music and sound.
This CD is very good I like the music the band Perry makes sounds great and wish I could of heard the other CD I orderd.
Published 27 days ago by Jeff Magnan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good sophmore CD
I have both of their CD's and enjoy this one as much as I do their 1st album. Waiting for the next one ...
Published 1 month ago by rjaac
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