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Glorious harmony is what makes the band special, and they showcase this perfectly in songs like "Dancing In Circles" -- an amazing tune which should be a huge hit for them. The title track, "World Wide Open", is another beautiful song -- with soft and soothing harmony. "Me Without You" and "Slow Down" are very nice acoustic type ballads, and both have great messages in the lyrics.
Overall, this is a very strong debut album. The first 3 songs are definitely the stand out tracks -- but it's the simple and acoustic songs which really make this a solid album from top to bottom. They are definitely a very talented group, with outstanding pop-country harmony. 'World Wide Open' is filled with unique and catchy songs that really grow on you with each listen! ~9/10~
Love and Theft is labeled as a country rock group. I would place them somewhere between The Eagles with soaring rhythms and pleasant anthems, and the Backstreet Boys with cheeky harmonies and hackneyed lyrics.
If you are looking for a pleasant listen, no thought required, perfect for driving in traffic to fall into their uplifting harmonies - then this album is for you. If you are looking for thought-provoking, technical rock, or classic country, look elsewhere.
Regardless of the reason for the exposure, I'm glad it's there as these guys deserve every bit of that and then some. This is an excellent album. Heck, excellent is a totally awesome understatement. It is really that good.
Even without hearing anything but the first single I was interested in finding more of Love and Theft's music (which, thus far, would only include this album and a few live tracks in an EP: Live In Savannah). As it turned out, one of those local FM Country Radio stations previewed the newest album (World Wide Open) the evening before it was officially released and that sealed the purchase for me (as soon as I woke up the next day). Every track is smooth and satisfying, and easy to listen to. Listen just a few times and you'll find yourself singing along with the lyrics.
Please, don't waste your time reading the reviews here. Not that they aren't worth reading, but seriously, preview the tracks and hit the purchase button. It's worth every penny.
First and foremost, they are NOT country. Now, i certainly didn't expect to pop this CD in and hear a newer version of George Jones or Hank Williams coming out of my speakers, but this...this should not even be on the same shelves as a country music CD.
There seems to be a trend in "new" country music these days, where anybody that includes a fiddle or a steel guitar in their music is packaged and sold as "country". It is a huge disservice to real country fans when music like this gets classified as country music.
That is not to say that it isn't good...as I already stated, the songs are catchy, the harmonies very nicely done, and I would probably pop this CD in every once in a while just to cruise down the road to.But let's call Love and Theft what they really are...a pop group forced into country packaging.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these guys. I was only looking for 2 songs off the CD but was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the other tracks as well.Published 17 months ago by Kristy Bunde
Thanks for the quick delivery and Love and Theft will continue to produce great music !!Published 20 months ago by James Hamilton
I discover the band as i was travelling in USA, and i love their music. Sound so good!
I hope one day tio hear them in France
Great CD if you like World Wide Open. I like just about every song. I bought their other CD too.Published on November 15, 2013 by Buffalo Star
I'm so in love with Love and Theft..they stole my heart! I always have to turn the radio up when they are on the radioPublished on October 11, 2013 by Vanessa Bryant