Kristin is the "player" of the group who gets away with it with a laugh and a smile from all her friends because she's a girl. Lauren plays the nice girl role that falls for all the jerks, knowing that they are jerks, and ends every first date in the hot tub.
I'm all about anti-heroes, always have been. The kids of "Laguna" led by Kristin are prime examples — but there is no Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers MTV had Wooden Bear - Gil Flat - Little Children in mind when stitching the show together. Instead of ironically mocking them, the show is a slobbering celebration of their life. But it's a life where the girls spend most of their time sitting around being victims to apathetic dudes with a reputation for cheating who then cheat on them.
Giving Kristin and LC a complete pass for similar piggish behavior, the inevitable message shaped by "Laguna Beach" becomes simply: boys suck. I'm going to have to admit total lack of comprehension with the show's storyline. The kids of "Laguna Beach" appear to graduate from high school and leave for college twice.
The show has a morbid fascination to it, like watching a snake eat a rat or driving past a nasty head-on collision. But if you were able to read this review, you know this much. The show might have worked by putting an ironic or satirical eye on their antics. But MTV wants these kids to be role models to melt the minds of a generation of girls so they will expect nothing more in their entertainment. Without giving away plot lines, Lauren does something completely random and out of character in the final few episodes that gives her a dramatic arc.
My Own Worst Enemy He's such a nice guy, his life is so normal and ordinary that you just know he has to be a secret agent. He just doesn't know it. When called onto assignments, a secret government agency activates hardware in his brain that temporary wipes out Henry and loads in the personality of secret black ops badass assassin Edward.
When returning Henry to his normal life false memories are implanted to explain any cuts or bruises. But we've got a problem. He starts snapping back and forth between personalities at random moments bringing Edward into Henry's home life and Henry for the first time into the high stakes world of Edward's.
I love this show. What a great idea. What a crisp and fun execution. What a deliciously entertaining series. I'm not even divulging my favorite little twist in the show, suffice to say it surprises from the beginning when the origin of the digital personality split is revealed.
Due to its at-home-on-cable complex premise, the show never caught fire with an audience and NBC is too cheap to keep it around until it could. That's a shame because had it been seen by more eyes this could have been a Kiefer Sutherland-level comeback for Christian Slater. Slater is terrific in dual role, playing both Henry and Edward with slightly different mannerisms and voices, fully vested in both the bumbling family man and the ruthless womanizing killer.
Edward takes pleasure in sleeping with Henry's wife when he takes over but can't stand the domestic duties like buying his daughter a dress for the Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers dance. Henry freaks out when he wakes up in the bed of the company psychiatrist Saffron Burrows who Edward is sleeping with or in the field on a mission. None of this is played as cheesy, from Slater or in the show's unblinking treatment of material that goes along way to make material work that so easily could have fallen into camp.
This is more than can be said for the more procedural, less Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers spy thriller "the Unit", which still juggles domestic and black ops story lines awkwardly. Mike O'Malley really surprises as Edward's partner, Raymond, another agent in the program. The wife of his alias, Joe, has grown suspicious leading her further to the truth. O'Malley is unrecognizable as the ruthless Raymond.
This guy would eviscerate his "Yes Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers character without thinking twice. On the other side is Alfrie Woodward as the program's overseer, who after her jump the shark Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers in season 2 of "Desperate Housewives" could not look more lost or uninterested with everything going on.
Acting fireplug James Cromwell also appears as her gruff superior office —a role Cromwell could do in his sleep. Like "The Unit", "Enemy" isn't Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers "24"-level thrill ride.
We never feel things won't work out for our heroes. The fun is in seeing how. What resourceful way will Henry keep to his core human principals while trying to dispatch an international terrorist? But the missions are nothing compared to the battle between the two men.
That's where the show's imaginative playground is. How far will Edward go to push or even get rid of Henry? The action hits all the right notes here. This isn't serious spy stuff. It's pulpy Jason Bourne over-the-top movie spy stuff.
Extremely entertaining spy stuff at that. Dirty Sexy Money — Giving another blank-faced performance, Krause offers nothing behind "Dirty Sexy Money's" lawyer Nick George that makes him a hard guy to root for. Created by Craig Wright, "Dirty Sexy Money" is an oddball combination of a wish-fulfillment series and a straight-up prime-time cheesy soap opera.
After a mysterious plane crash that claims the life of his father, Nick becomes the family lawyer of The Darlings - America's wealthiest and most powerful family whose eccentric members spend as much time on the front pages of the tabloids as they do brokering multi-billion dollar deals. There is no real life equivalent to The Darlings though I'm sure a few families think they are. Donald Sutherland effortlessly plays the scheming patriarchal figure of the dynasty Tripp, snarling just as he did in "Commander in Chief".
We've also got Patrick William Baldwin, with a "golly me? The constant scandals and ridiculous demands of the Darlings prove to be a strain on Nick's life and marriage. I can't help but wish that the antics of the Darlings would have been better played for class-warfare laughs, slyly mocking the rich and spoiled instead of the genuine attempt at drama the show milks. The show wants to have both side with the Darlings as one big caring family and show them as a ruthless business family in which Tripp manipulates everyone to jack up the stock price and sweeps scandals up to and including accidental death under the public eye's rug.
It depicts them as double-edged coin: both a black hole of need that sucks up Nick's every waking moment and as an opportunity for him to live the good life, constantly being thrust into positions of wealth power and prominence that he doesn't quite earn at Tripp's arbitrary hand.
Time and again Nick is the only one Tripp can "count on". The antics of the Darlings are dragged down a bit by a wholly unnecessary storyline involving the plane crash murder mystery of Nick's father.
Things really get crazy in season 2 when Blair Underwood and Lucy Liu come on board. Liu is a ruthless prosecutor going up against the family who has an affair with Jeremy. Underwood is Tripp's corporate arch enemy shown glowering over security cameras and involved in the most elaborate schemes s to bring down the Darlings.
It's the juiciest role on the series and Underwood appropriate chews through the scenery. Fitzgerald actually gives my favorite performances on Hail The New Dawn - Rebel Hell - Thirst For Conquest show.
It is a role of frustrated, simmering anger whose arc involving his wife and son, paternal history and position as his father's suck-up is far more interesting than anything going on with Nick. Taking us into a world of wealth and privilege with snarling villains, hot women, easy sex and lavish parties, "Money" fits the guilty pleasure bill quite well. The show remains exactly the glossy guilty pleasure escapism that it wants to be.
This type of escapism doesn't require it to be compelling or humorous or, really anything. While it makes it a forgettable and disposable series, "Money" certainly does that. Pushing Daisies — He can bring dead things back to life with his touch. This means as owner of The Pie Hole his pies are made with the freshest fruits.
It also means that when his mother died as a child he was able to bring her back to life. But there's a catch: Ned can only bring something back to life for 60 seconds otherwise something of equal cosmic weight in the immediate vicinity will die.
When his childhood love Chuck Anna Friel is murdered, Ned cannot resist bringing her back to life for good. The two of along with private detective Emerson Cod Chi McBride, "Boston Public" and Pie Hole co-worker Oliver Snook Kristen Chenoweth use Ned's ability to solve murders, but unfortunately it's never as easy as just waking up the corpse for a minute and asking who killed them.
If there was any justice in the TV universe, Fuller would be a household name and certified hit-maker based on a track record of the most unique and satisfying shows ever to grace the small screen.
If it's possible "Daisies" even has a more unique visual style than his previous works. Director Barry Sonnenfeld who won an Emmy for the "Pie-lette" episode establishes a surreal fairy tale universe unlike anything I've ever seen on TV.
Just to give one example, if the show is about, say, honey bees, then everything in Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers episode will visually be in a bee theme. Rooms shaped like honeycombs, clothing with yellow and black strips and so on. The irony is that despite being on a mainstream network like ABC, "Daisies" is Fuller's least easily accessible of the three. Fuller's dark humor is intact, though hardly for mainstream consumption Chuck's murder weapon is a bag over her head with a smiley face on it.
The characters are so off the wall whimsical in a distant cartoonish way that most viewers won't be able to relate. And the show thrice uses Chenoweth's singing voice to burst into a musical number. We also have an ever-present third party narrator Jim Dale whose words are almost poetry punctuated with tongue-twisters and repeated phrases and trademarks like "the facts were these". I like the lyrical sound of the show. Others will just be annoyed. Fuller has taken the Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers self contained crime series and remake it with his own vibrant, fantasy twist giving "Daisies" more life than CSI or "Cold Case" ever had.
But in the name of originality, there are a few things about the show that don't jive. The characters, by design are not very expressive save for Olive. Number one would be Ned who becomes so reactive and Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers dependent on Chuck's attention that he starts to become pathetic.
As the show progresses it starts to flesh them out by using a recently developed little pet peeve of mine: by going into their tangled family history. We don't really get to know what makes them tick, but we get to know their parents, siblings and history. Henderson Stomp - Red Norvo - World Of Jazz Red Norvo always struck me as creating the appearance of character depth instead of actually doing it, though thankfully "Daisies" never gets as soap operaish and improbable as "Heroes".
That's a quibble for realism on a show that is about anything but. The acting is solid all around, hard to quantify and perfectly in step with the tone. Pace is near perfectly deadpan as a man so traumatized by his own body he has cut off all social contact.
Friel is the very picture of adorable. McBride welcomes to chance to get out of anguished drama. Chenoweth makes a Extraxt 3 - Various - 16 Dance Party Smash Hits! turn as well as Ellen Greene and Swoozie Kurtz in the showstopping roles of Chuck's aunts, retired synchronized swimmers now confined in fear to their house. I appreciate that "Daisies" is a departure from Fuller's previous works.
But I sorely miss the guy's on-the pulse writing of generation-Y girls. Though we get another female character with a male name, that sharp voice that made George Lass and Jaye Tyler such great characters is noticeable absent. So sure, it's not the most substantive thing in the world and the show would rather work up the cuteness than actually Evil Woman - Walter Davis - Complete Recorded Works 1933-1952 In Chronological Order: Volume 1 (2 Au to be funny is it a comedy?
There is an arm's length quality to it and all the characters that goes beyond the childhood trauma Ned suffered at the hands of his ability. But Fuller succeeds in the most ambitious way, Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers a new kind of fairy tale with the show.
He sets it up with a strict universe of its own rules and by following and exploring them gives us one surprise and joyful twist after another. Any Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers to compare it to something else would be false and shallow. What the show lacks in depth Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers makes up for in imagination.
You'll have to choose. Little Britain USA That brings out all of those whose sense of humor doesn't rise above lazy elementary school jokes surrounding bodily fluids, nudity, gay jokes and fat jokes? Whether it's half the crap on Comedy Central or Showtime's "The Underground" or now "Little Britain", we shouldn't have to be eye raped by a ghastly, juvenile sense of humor every time we tune into a sketch comedy series.
Once again a narrator Tom Baker take us all around America explaining the American way of life to us as an outside observer, this time comparing American and British culture head-to-head. The cast mostly consists of Matt Lucas and David Williams, in costumes and fat suits to play characters in all of the sketches. Like "Union", the sketches are a minute or 2 long, which means they aren't fleshed out to anything yet feel unmercifully long even at that length.
Britain has transvestites and miserable marriages and they aren't always proper. The Park - Uriah Heep - The Best are all fat, illiterate, crack smoking, gun-toting imbeciles. The show speaks for itself. I'll let these descriptions spare you the sight of actually having to witness it.
The first sketch climaxes in a wheelchair bound character peeing in a pool. That's it. A later one features a grown man Various - Fête de la Saint Patrick Et de la Bretagne 10th Anniversary Tour on his mother's breasts at a dinner table, which naturally also evolves into a spraying of bodily fluids.
Oh yes, and naked fat women and naked Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers body Please Let Go - Brickman - The Dark are inherently funny here. And even if you've had a frontal lobotomy, have so little respect for yourself and your intelligence that you find this garbage funny, the show is unbelievably repetitive, recycling bits and characters that were never funny through the entire series.
Single camera director Michael Love Like Blood - Love Like Blood - The Love Like Blood Jann and studio director David Schwimmer yes, there's a laugh track and, yes, that David Schwimmer keep Motion Sickness - Hands Like Houses - Dissonants pitched out to the cheap seats.
It is sophomore humor at its most base and vile. So if you can't get enough gay jokes, fat jokes, fart jokes, spraying bodily fluids, racial stereotypes, men wearing dresses and desperate "shock" humor for the sake of it where the mere utterance of an obscenity is considered sidesplitting comedy and if you need these gags repeated over and over before you Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers them this is The Wedding - Julie Rogers - Julie Rogers show.
A random buffet of clumsy paper-thin would-be satire that is an embarrassment to both Britain and the United States. It isn't insulting because it's crude, it's insulting because it's so infantile. Let's hope I never have to hear from Lucas and Williams again. Notes from the Underbelly — Lauren Jennifer Westfeldt, Kissing Jessica Stein Dumm - Various - Breitseite just become the mom to be and while starting to adjust to the changes in her body, she and her husband Andrew Peter Cambor start to worry about the changes in their lifestyle.
Their friends divide into two camps. On one end we have the overzealous pro-baby zombies in the form of Melanie Moore and Sunkrish Bala, new parents themselves. On the other end we have self-indulgent sex-hounds friends Rachael Harris and Michael Weaver who relish the single life.
I just realize that Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers summary might mistakenly give the impression that "Notes" is about pregnancy in any depth. It really isn't. There is no satire or commentary on baby peer pressure, body image issues, Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers strains, babysitters, baby apparel Tijuca Man - Jackson Conti - Sujinho anything else baby related.
The subject is a frame, inside which the show fills with generic lame one-liners, cartoonish slapstick and broadly drawn characters. And I sat through "Holding the Baby" for this woman. Andrew is the type of goofball husband that would only be married to Lauren in a sitcom. With no chemistry between the couple it's a paper thin phony dynamic. But the supporting cast is where the obnoxious meter goes into the red zone. Weaver as loafing brother Danny is asking for a punch in the face and Moore is over-the-top cutesy in the gag-inducing sweetheart role.
This show really, really wants to hit your cute receptors. The only person here who comes out, not only unscathed, but for the better is Rachael Harris. Cooper is set up like the go-to wild card character for edgy laughs and great lines, the Samantha Jones if you will, if only the show could deliver some worthy material for Harris' acerbic comic timing to zip through.
Johnny Come Home - Honey Island Swamp Band - Cane Sugar would think that a show about only one thing might be able to comically explore that subject with some depth, as "Sex and the City" explored dating and sex with wit and intelligence. If you truly want an insightful and hilarious look at pregnancy in an all around great show, go for the final season of BBC's "Coupling".
Z Rock —. It's my fault for getting a few smirks out of "The Business" for thinking that maybe IFC had a show in it with some ability to get a laugh. Stop me if you've heard this one. These characters have no motivation beyond getting rich, famous, living in a mansion and getting lots of girls. The three guys were never meant for the front of the camera.
They aren't actors, they talk in line readings, can't deliver a joke and the mind boggles to wonder who gave them the idea they were funny enough to star in their own comedy series. Apparently somewhere, someone figured that these guys can't carry a series, which results in "Z Rock" being equally obnoxious in Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers celebrity guest star heavy it is.
It's befuddling to wonder how in the world people like Dave Attell Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers to be in this thing. Dave Navarro guests as an increasingly psychotic version of himself a celebrity playing on his own personal, different huh? Joan Rivers appears frequently as the cousin of their agent terribly played by recognizable comic Lynne Koplitz making "Rock" only the latest series trying to get us to believe that Joan Rivers is funny.
Of course, need I mention that "Flight of the Conchords" is not just funny, but one of the best comedies O Gringo - Lavilliers* - O Gringo TV. Great characters played by natural comedians, it's also a musical show with catchy musical numbers.
The music in Z-Rock in agonizing and much of it, like the show's sense of humor, leans toward cheap lame scatological humor. Nothing here works. Anything that even remotely appears to be a potentially humorous idea is botched by a cast that can't make anything they do not look rushed and staged and a director who appears to be fumbling around in the dark with no clue how to frame or pace a scene as to make sure there isn't a single laugh to be found. Miss Guided Until now Greer has been always the wacky friend, never the leading lady and while this show might not be the romantic comedy movie revenge the talented actress deserves, it is a long-awaited star-turn.
Whether the show or the star came firstonly creator Caroline Williams and highly publicized producer Ashton Kutcher knows. Did Musica (Rio Mix) - Grooveman - Musica mention it was produced by Ashton Kutcher?
ABC couldn't stop themselves from beating us over the head with this, and just to help out the new star, Kutcher sorry, isn't he going by just "Ashton" now? She can't get past that even as a faculty member the politics and feeling of high school remain the same. Rounding out the faculty, the principal Earl Billings just doesn't care, in contrast to the vice-principal Chris Parnell who runs his little corner with an iron fist and a silent, ever-present student officer yes-man by his side.
Chris Parnell is without a doubt the funniest thing in the entire show. Actually, his performance and this character is almost in a different universe than the rest of the show. A little bit over-the-top, a little bit cartoonish, dead-on Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers. By contrast, everything around it is so bland.
Inoffensive but utterly forgettable. Anything that can be identified as "jokes" are as broad as possible, with a spotlight shown on them. It's such a refreshing change of pace from a few years ago when TV was uncomfortable making a woman the butt of the Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers "Less than Perfect"but now thanks to Tina Fey and Kaitlin Olson characters like Becky Freeley can be humiliated with the best of the guys.
Unfortunately, broad humiliation comedy alone isn't enough to carry a series, and that is most of what "Miss Guided" trades in. The Riches — Move over "Tru Calling". In the Pilot everything has to happen exactly as it does, exactly when it does in order for the show to make any sense at all. They steal from the traveler's camp and are pursued by another family of travelers, who run a car off the road and then flee the scene, leaving the Malloy's come to the car's aid, to find the passengers have died.
The Malloys move in and assume the identity of the Riches. If the American dream is a big house, lots of things, reputable jobs and high social standing in the community, the Malloys have walked in and stolen it. After years of outrageous worst case scenario shows, "The Riches" is an FX drama that shows some welcome restraint.
The possibilities are almost endless here. Fish out of water comedy. Class warfare satire. The Malloy's in a feverish cat-and-mouse chase to stay one step in front of the con.
Side-cons on the rich suckers of the community. Maybe a little "Six Feet Under" disconnected family drama. All the family members have differing takes Introducing The Band - Mick Jagger - One Night Stand the con with Wayne spearheading it with gusto relishing his role as a smooth-talking lawyer, Dahlia and her son Noel Fisher ambivalent and increasingly tormented by it, while their daughter Shannon Woodward is finding her place in the school and their younger son Aidan Mitchell experiments with cross-dressing, a character quirk that the family is unconcerned about.
Lipkin sets the stage for a juicy, thick new dramatic playground. But very quickly he starts to close it up. He only scratches the surface of this delicious premise in the following episodes with any potential fun cut short quickly when Dale Todd Stashwick a fellow traveler and royal redneck stumbles on the Malloys and threatens to expose them. At times it veers toward quirky dark comedy, thanks to Gregg Henry as Doug's live-wire, gun-totting, half-insane boss at the Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers firm Hugh.
Then at times it swings into straight crime drama Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers Wayne, Dale and Doug Riches' friend shows up with grim results. The show neither has fun with itself as a dark comedy nor raises the threat level enough as a compelling drama.
Pick a side and commit. Izzard and Driver are quite good with what they've been given. Izzard chokes back his British accent but is commanding in the lead. Driver is superb, showing acting chops I had never seen in her.
She was Emmy snubbed for the role. As Puppies On Acid - Dream Theater - Once In A Livetime character serial drama, the show's chief problem may be that Lipkim, even after 2 seasons, keeps us at arm's length from the Malloys.
I wanted to love "The Riches" and I'm not quite sure why it doesn't catch fire. Freshman series kinks? Writers showing too much restraint in a show that could have pushed a little bit more toward the edge? A lack of a clear vision on where to take it?
I can't help Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers 24/7 Mystery - Beborn Beton - A Worthy Compensation (Deluxe Edition) (File, Album) that someone like Alan Ball or the "Mad Men" crew could have wrought the proper amount of yearning, family dysfunction and sly character bits out of this serial.
What makes "The Riches" so tragic is not that it doesn't work, it's that it feels like a missed opportunity with such a unique and imaginative premise and game actors ready to follow it.
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With history on the line for Tiger, Torrey Pines the perfect stage. Lady Antebellum have always owned the swollen, sentimental ballads that made them, but on their last two albums, the trio have shown that they're also not afraid to get goofy or head downtown for some un-self-conscious fun. On "Freestyle," the one with the "Fleetwood Macklemore" line, they quote McConaughey and use a Billy Joel flow to consider skinny-dipping from the perspective of the innocent fish getting their first glimpse at human genitalia.
Even "Damn Lättköpt - Löss - Demo Seventeen," a weepy duet about two high school sweethearts who clearly haven't, is less about young love than young frivolity, a lament for the days when a Def Leppard cassette could just be a Def Leppard cassette. On Single Mothershe lets the lyrics do the pounding, firing out odes to the plight of fatherless parenthood with a subtle and near-sweet affectation, replacing those steely Straight Through The Heart - Dio - Holy Diver with Memphis grooves and slow shuffles.
There's a lot going on here, and it's impossible to dislike any of it. On his first album in seven years, this Texas hell-raiser doesn't sound a day over Sure he's more grizzled than ever but more vulnerable too, whether trading kids-these-days verses with Willie on "Hard to Be an Outlaw" "who ain't wanted anymore"shaking his head at the latest rich man's swindle, or acknowledging his limitations as a romantic partner — emotionally on "I'll Love You As Much as I Can," or physically on the title track.
If they weren't attached one of the most bankable stars in country music, songs like "Gone Green," a bluegrass ode to an Al Gore lifestyle with Emmylou Harris guest vocals, would never see the light of day in any mainstream arena. But Paisley has the sense of humor to pull it off, pairing fiddles with a story of redneck recycling, shaping Moonshine in the Trunk into something playful, touching and even a little weird.
One moment, he's poking fun at bro country; the next, digging deep on ballads like "Shattered Glass"; and then ushering in power anthems with Kings of Leon-esque choir-chants on "Perfect Storm. Garth Brooks changed the path of country music 25 years ago.
While no one is looking to the musical juggernaut to do that now, Man Against Machine — his first studio album in 13 years — may provide some course correction that the genre sorely needs, serving up songs with both hooks and heart. Brooks' unerring ability to convincingly sell a song remains undiminished, whether on the flinty "Cold Like That," the chugging "Midnight Train" or the sentimental "Mom.
These nine songs are well-crafted signposts along the path of a hard break-up. This is a songwriter who knows her titular subjects go together like a horse and carriage, and that the trouble doesn't subside when the love dies.
At 47, McGraw is embracing his elder statesman status with no desire to pretend otherwise. He wants his loved ones by his side "Overrated," "Shotgun Rider" and he sometimes yearns for an earlier era "Meanwhile Back At Mama's". At a time when so many artists are chasing hits, McGraw stands out for an effortless ease that never seems lazy or repetitive.
Even if the mercilessly Auto-Tuned "Looking For That Girl" doesn't stick its landing, the song shows that McGraw, 13 studio albums in, has lost none of his desire to grow Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers an artist — he's usually just doing it more gracefully than the rest of us. The smooth vocalist — who, along with Randy Houser, ranks as one of country's most underappreciated singers — returned to Number One with I'm a Fire 's debut single "Whatever She's Got.
Jennifer Nettles flexes her independent songwriting muscles without abandoning Sugarland fans All Or Nothing - Guts - Eternal her first solo album released during the Grammy-winning duo's indefinite hiatus. Though its sweetly sentimental title track a wedding gift to his bride is the song being recognized in awards show circles, this is the album that will prevent Lee Brice from being pigeonholed as a balladeer.
From his seat behind the board, Brice takes sonic leaps that range from looped vocals on the playful "Girls in Bikinis" to a live recording of the nostalgic "Panama City," with all musicians gathered Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers a piano. At the mic, his malleable voice soars; and to balance the ballad storyline spectrum, he beautifies a booty call with the slow number "Somebody's Been Drinking.
These boys from Kentucky were busy inreleasing two full-length albums nine months apart. December's follow-up, Salvation Citywas a more adventurous project, adding electric guitar, strings and their stab at a radio hit in "Do Puppies On Acid - Dream Theater - Once In A Livetime Wanna Go. With the loose, barroom rumble of the Red Dirt Texas tradition and a knack for catchy pop polish, Eli Young Band's fifth LP boasts reliable country-rock anthems and smart acoustic strummers.
Paired with moments like the near-Semisonic-esque "Let's Do Something Tonight," 10, Towns showed how an earnest twang is possible without always resorting to balladry and slow-burners. Gently heartbroken Canadian heartbreaker Doug Paisley no relation to the guy who just put out Moonshine in the Trunk is less a one-man band than a one-man The Band. His expertly subdued third album wherein the "feelings" part quietly overpowers the "strong" part is a soothing broth of delicate folk, empathetic country and erudite indie-rock, a welcome hammock Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Various - Redneck Mothers in the backyard of the Big Pink of our minds.
Garth Hudson devotees will have the most fun here, between the empathetic organ noodling and the occasional simmering sax solo. The second installment in a series we can only hope is just getting started. There's familiar tunes drastically reworked Billy Swan decelerates "Don't Be Cruel" into a smoldering slow jambona fide oddities worth preserving yes, that's Bobby Darin getting hassled by drug cops while trying to play harmonica on "Me and Mr.
Hohner" and major country stars from Dolly Parton to Willie Nelson to Kenny Rogers appearing at their most gritty and gutbucket. Ellis is a Nashville songwriter with a poet's heart who doesn't sweat mainstream conventions, and his third LP is a fully realized masterpiece.
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