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It's been five years since Joe Nichols took country music by storm, staking his own unique claim to time-honored tradition with his unforgettable debut single, The Impossible. In the interim, Nichols has chosen to grow his career the old-fashioned way, touching millions of fans through non-stop touring with artists like Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn and Toby Keith, and releasing hit after hit, including three No. 1's and seven Top 10 singles, two Gold Records certifications with sales close to 2 million. Today, Nichols is well established as one of country's most familiar and consistently unforgettable voices. Nichols has outdone himself once again, crafting a record that, song-for-song, performancefor- performance, never lets up and never lets go. With the debut single Another Side of You already igniting at radio, Nichols' fans are getting a taste of what's to come a country album full of real songs, sung by a real artist, who's always been and always will be all about nothing but the REAL THINGS.

On his fourth album, Joe Nichols has ample opportunity to showcase his vocal subtlety and soulfulness, which weren't much in evidence on his novelty smash "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." The acoustic arrangements and largely midtempo material puts the emphasis throughout on his weathered baritone, as Nichols balances his sensitive side--on the romantic "Another Side of You" and "She's All Lady" and the heartbreak "All Good Things"--with his good-ol'-boy side, on the uptempo "Comin' Back in a Cadillac," the anti-busybody "It Ain't No Crime" and the barroom singalong of "Let's Get Drunk and Fight" (a cut that recalls a notorious early Jimmy Buffett song). The bittersweet balladry of "My Whiskey Years" is reflective of the album's uncommon emotional depth, while the closing "If I Could Only Fly" (by the late Austin cult hero Blaze Foley) shows the artist's range. --Don McLeese
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  • Audio CD (August 21, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Records South
  • ASIN: B000SM7R7E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Other than Brad Paisley, I cannot think of another of the current Nashville acts that has as good a grasp on what is or isn't country music than Joe Nichols. This album simply is a delight from start to finish.

The opening track "Real Things" sets a nice placemat for the current single "Another Side of You" (currently a top 25 and rising). For this album Nichols has tapped the cream of Nashville's songwriting community for good songs. Only one old song was selected for the album and that is the late Blaze Foley's classic "If I Could Only Fly" performed here as a duet with Lee Ann Womack and with the legendary John Hughey on steel guitar (Paul Franklin plays steel on the remaining tracks where steel is used). All of the material is top-flight and my only fear is that it may prove "too country" for today's wimpy country radio.

The copy of the CD I purchased has a 14th track on it, a wry song titled "When I'm Hurtin' " in which a country singer apologizes to the audience that the only time he really sings well is you know when. This song is easily a 5 star effort and should be released as a single
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Joe Nichols is back again with his new album, 'Real Things', which hit stores today. This is the fourth studio album for Nichols, and he displays his vocal range and musical maturity here better than any other record he has released so far. From the opening track "Real Things" to the last one, "If I Could Only Fly", this album is full of quality songs. This is not Nichols' best work, but it's so close to it you can hardly tell. Joe Nichols stays true to his traditional sound on this record, and it shows on each track. This artist is definitely not one of these flavor-of-the-month types that come out of Nashville so repeatedly these days. With a voice and talent like his, it is my belief that he will be around for many, many years to come, recording great albums and making great music. It is hard sometimes to produce both quality and quantity on the same project, but Nichols does so here. There are 13 tracks, and rest assured there are no "filler" songs taking up space here. The album clocks in at just under 50 minutes, and every minute is well worth your time. The prime cuts on this album are "Real Things", "Another Side of You", "My Whiskey Years", "It Ain't No Crime", "If I Could Only Fly", and "Let's Get Drunk and Fight", this collection's answer to "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off". Joe Nichols sings about loving "real things" on this record. Well, I love real country music and this album delivers. I highly recommend 'Real Things'.
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Real things. Such an appropriate title. This record, unlike so many other pop/country releases you see week after week, is the real thing.

Joe Nichols gets a little bit of that naive, wide eyed, Rogers, Arkansas boy back with his latest release. Of all country releases this year, nothing can hold a candle to Real things.

From the very get-go of the title track, Nichols hooks you, and begins to reel you in with his smooth baritone. It is almost as if he is telling you his life story throughout every track.

With the sweet tenderness of "Another side of you" to the raucous honky tonkin "Comin back in a cadillac" Nichols leaves no feeling and emotion unturned. He seems to soothe and salve his own soul in the ballad "My whiskey years".

Nichols continues to show that he can let his vocal restraint go sometimes with the non-traditional sure fire hit "It aint no crime". But the best tracks are when he does show that restraint. Nichols does a great job of revving you up, and then slowing you back down with this offering. Going from the witty "Lets get drunk and fight" to the seemingly solemn "All I need is a heart" is proof alone if you dont believe me.

Nichols closes it all out with cult hero Blaze Foley's "If i could only fly" with Lee Ann Womack. A tune anyone who has ever loved can definately identify with. Nichols seems as if he is talking to you, and you cant help but listen.

Nichols all in all hits a home run with Real Things. On a scale of 5 stars, I give it about 12. In a world of country music where some folks just seem to pay lip service to country music's history and traditions, Joe Nichols uses it as his foundation.
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Whenever an artist releases albums at the fast rate that Joe Nichols has done since bursting onto the scene a few years ago, the result is usually watered-down, uninspired music. That is not the case with Nichols, who has established himself as a mainstay in today's country music scene. Real Things is another solid effort from Nichols, indicating that we can expect more of the same from him for years to come.

The album kicks off with the title track, an ode to the down-to-earth lifestyle many country music fans can relate to. The first single, "Another Side of You," is one of the best country songs of the year. "My Whiskey Years" sounds exactly like the title indicates, a slow-moving, introspective ballad.

The music picks up again with the familiar sounding, working man's attitude-driven "It Ain't No Crime." The song most appropriate for being played in a bar would be "Let's Get Drunk and Fight." One of my favorites is "Ain't Nobody Gonna Take That From Me," a heartfelt, nostalgic song that progresses like his earlier hit, "If Nobody Believed In You." The album finishes with an appearance by Lee Ann Womack on "If I Could Only Fly."

This record is not as good as his first two, but it is still filled with solid music that should please country music fans.
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