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Another great Tim McGraw album
on May 13, 2013
I enjoy pretty much all the songs on this album. There are a couple of just "so-so's for me though. So, the not so good - Truck Yeah is a cliche' anthem that sounds like it was made to please some record producer who is trying to force a radio hit. Easily my least favorite, but it's listenable.
It's your World is just kind of blah for me. It's not bad, but it just kind of lays there and doesn't really speak to me.
The rest of these are good to excellent.
Mexicoma may be cliche as well, but it's so witty, so clever, fun and different that it just hooked me on the first listen. It's my favorite, but only by a tad.
Other great songs abound - Highway don't care (with a great backing vocal by Taylor Swift) may be radio friendly but it's really good.
Number 37405 is the opposite. Probably not a radio hit, but it's earnest, sincere, and really makes you think. Choices in life bring us to where we are, and this song goes over that territory beautifully and poignantly.
Book of John is similar in it's earnestness. It comes across as the type of song he would be singing with his family gathered round.
Nashville Without You may be a bit trite and cliche in it's own right, but it pays such respect and homage to the folks that laid down the path to the current stars of country that it also comes across as sincere and I love the music here too.
The rest of the songs are just good country fun that will please most all Tim McGraw fans. Southern Girl and Two Lanes of Freedom are probably my favorites among these.
Although it's not a perfect record, the ones that hit for me, hit big and there is only one or two off notes, so for me it's 5 stars.