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Not the country I love

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Not original, boring

WHAT I MEAN WITH "COUNTRY" Sometimes words are tricky. We all barely resist the temptation to reduce something very articulated, complex, to something simple and apparently easy to understand, like a single word. This is what happens with a w ...

norfolksquare 11.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of By the Time I Get To Phoenix/Tonight Carmen - Marty Robbins

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Two men, a guitar and not too much harping on...

Advantages: Virtuoso playing, "different" but accessible, some stunning "highs"
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Having gently teased a fellow-Ciaoer about her inclusion of recipes recently, I think it only fair to turn the tables on myself a little. Now I’m no masterchef, but I can cook a mean beans on toast. The toast is painstakingly cooked to an all-over and eve ...

2mennycds 14.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Wheel of Fortune (Live Recording) - John Renbourn

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You Need This Album Now

Advantages: Some great storming country rock songs
Disadvantages: Slight predictability of track listing late on

Even before I'd heard a single note they played, I knew I was likely to enjoy Lady Antebellum. I've long been a fan of rock music and recent years have developed a greater appreciation in me for the country music I grew up listening to thanks to my Dad. I ...

Soho_Black 05.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

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Lady Antebellum - Fleetwood Mac with Pedal Steel

Advantages: The title track, one or two occasional glimpses of real country
Disadvantages: Very cheesy, tries too hard, cynically commercial

Among those who regularly say "Wow, how could I ever hope to be as cool as Fizzytom?" there will be much raising of eyebrows when I say that "Need you now", the latest album by (the almost too beautiful) "Lady Antebellum" has been played an indecent numbe ...

fizzytom 17.05.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

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Need you Now

Advantages: Great songs
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I am a big country fan and I recently stumbled across the group Lady Antebellum. The best way to listen to country in my opinion is driving across the America desert in a massive car with the stereo blaring and this is how I listened to this album for hou ...

Spottydog11 08.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

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