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Sinners Like Me CD

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Rarely does a singer/songwriter reveal as much honesty and assurance as Eric Church does on his debut album. Musically and lyrically, "Sinners Like Me" is this young North Carolina native's sonic autobiography--bone-rattling country rockers that speak of his roots and upbringing, reflective story-songs that reveal a songwriter wise beyond his years, and above all, an artist who knows who he is, and brings all his passion, intellect and talents to this debut project.

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Newcomer Eric Church, the pride of Granite Falls, North Carolina, arrives with his first album--on which he wrote or co-wrote all 12 cuts--as a man worth watching. Sinners Like Me puts down roots in traditional country, and judging from its first single ("How 'Bout You"), Church might seem like a modern-day Charlie Daniels, crowing about blue-collar pride and covering his heart "when they fly that red, white, and blue." But several songs show him to be acutely aware of class lines and how the country is divided more into haves and have-nots than red and blue, and Church is no jingoistic redneck. He doesn't shy away from controversial subjects--the capital punishment of "Lightning" and the casual sex/pregnancy of "Two Pink Lines" may bring Steve Earle to mind--and his thoughtful, sensitive, and well-crafted songs, delivered in a hard-bitten baritone, show him to be as much poet as patriot. If "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" (featuring a cameo by Merle Haggard himself) seems a bit too easy a reach, "The Hard Way," about the kind of regrets that forever haunt one's dreams, finds this Church spreading the much-needed gospel of honor and accountability. An impressive debut. --Alanna Nash
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 18, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • ASIN: B000G1ALRK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,338 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By DanD VINE VOICE on July 18, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Starting in November of '05, there have been several debut releases by artists with a penchant for the traditional. It began (to the best of my recollection) with Ray Scott's MY KIND OF MUSIC, and proceeded through albums by Jamey Johnson and Trent Tomlinson (there are probably others I'm unaware of, or have simply forgotten; my appologies). Eric Church's SINNERS LIKE ME carries on this tradition of traditionalism, with an album that is real, pure, and unadulterated country music.

Don't believe me? Check out the opening number, with the classic line: "Jesus is gonna come back before she does." Or "Two Pink Lines," about the anxiety two teens face waiting for pregnancy test results ("One means none and we're home free/Two means three and a diamond ring"). There's "Lightning," about a man on his way to the electric chair; there's the heartache and regret of "The Hard Way," "These Boots," and "What I Almost Was." Even "Pledge Allegiance To the Hag" manages to remain mostly un-cheesy (the appearance made by Merle himself isn't much of a surprise, though, and a tad bit unecessary).

SINNERS LIKE ME is a stellar country album. Eric Church is a promising new singer/songwriter...he wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on this album, and his voice is rugged and home-grown...much like the Hag's, actually. There is a traditional outlaw bent in the arrangement; there's a brutal honesty in the lyrics; there's a yearning in the vocals; and there's some great country music on this album. Church may go far (his debut single, "How 'Bout You," somehow managed to catch radio listeners' ears, an astounding feet for a traditional tune of independence), or he may not...whatever the results, he's country through and through. God willing and any luck, he'll be a star, and help bring country music back to its roots. Until that day, we have SINNERS LIKE ME, one of the best albums to come out yet this year.
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I bought this CD because I liked "how 'bout you." If you liked that song you won't be dissapointed. I didn't know it before I bought the CD, but he wrote/co-wrote every song. I like every song on this CD. Highly recommended.
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Country music is supposed to be the music of the blue collar worker, the anthem of everyday people, and that's exactly how Eric Church sings it. His first radio single, "How 'Bout You", is a country song to the core, with a beat very like Dierks Bentleys' "Lot Of Leavin' Left To Do". "Before She Does", "Sinners Like Me", and "Pledge Allegiance To the Hag" all echo the same message in different ways; hard work, belief in God, American and blue collar pride, and rocking country. Every song is good, with "Two Pink Lines", a song about teenage 'troubles' (ie is she pregnant)and "What I Almost Was", a song expressing thanks for not doing what seemed to be best at the time, being especially noteworthy. If you like Toby Keith or Aaron Tippin (blue collar singers), you will like Eric Church. In my opinion, this is the best album thus far this year, and I hope that Church will be just as good in his next album.
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Fantastic album. Took some getting used to as I was used to "Chief", but really good. I think it feels more genuine, even though the music is feel-good, somewhat. More acoustics than the rock style he had in Chief, and definitely not like "Outsiders". But it's a good album, and the MP3 rip definitely makes it worth it.
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We are big fans of Eric Church and this CD lived up to our expectations. It has a great diversity from song to song but stays true to character. I love the mix of sentimental songs, party songs, tributes and story telling.
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Eric Church's 1st album "Sinners Like Me", is one of the best country-rock cd's, put out there in a long time. Jay Joyce does a tremendous job producing this great album. Eric was 28 at the time of this release, and i knew he would have a good future in upcoming years. Here you get 12 great tracks in, the smokin' "Before She Does", the title track #51, that should of been a big hit (radio programmers still don't understand Eric Church). "Lightning", which is a fantastic song, kind of like the movie "The Green Mile", the lyrics here are just beyond excellent. The banjo picking of "How Bout You", his first hit #14, the many roads of "These Boots", the reflection of what life could of been on "What I Almost Was", his third top 40 hit "Guys Like Me" #17, great single should of hit top 5. "Pledge Allegiance To The Hag", about the legend Merle Haggard, great in concert song, the chorus is great in "Tip our hats and raise our glasses of cold cold beer". The melodic "Can't Take It With You", his 2nd big hit "Two Pink Lines", #19, a super story song, fun stuff, with good harmonica work by Michael Rapheal, and the strutting of "Livin' Part Of Life". This is a classic debut by Eric Church!
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How can anyone say there is a "best" Church CD? Of his four, and I play them to the point of annoying my family, this one gets played most. I'm not a big fan of the "new" country, I grew up on classic rock, southern rock, and country classics like waylon, Willie, hank Jr., David Allen Coe. Church IMO is cut from that cloth and this album kicks butt!
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Eric Church is my favorite male country artist, and this CD is the predominant reason for that. His newer stuff is good, but the songs on this disc are great. They are easy to relate to and they are what country music should be - not the crap Taylor Swift and others put out (and especially not as bad as that crappy TV show). Eric takes it back to the way country should be played, and he's even better in concert.
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