They were just rock songs with some twang…whatever. Sure, the production was stripped-down and intimate: which in itself was enjoyable. A slow song coming on? Shit like Cruise, and Sun Daze, is the type of music they like to make. All of them were in the Walmart bargain bin so it was mostly an impulse decision. Corenflos, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Perry Coleman, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Nite, ComposerLyricist - Jody Stevens, Producer, Banjo, Editor, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Small, Editor, Asst.
And it is working all too well. I think its going to rival the biggest digital single sales in the last number of years. Likewise being intelligent or seeking knowledge is something that some people deride. Bryan, again, sounds like he cares here. Do you purchase them, stream them on YouTube, or are these major labels actually sending you copies for review purposes which would be suicidal for albums like this? Otherwise, yet more drum machine auto-pilot with hints of soulless Mellotron.
Nothing on this album made me want to come back and listen to it again. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music twice and the Country Music Association. It should be noted that this is the first time Luke Bryan sounds like he is not bored singing. Corenflos, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Perry Coleman, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Trevor Rosen, ComposerLyricist - Shane McAnally, ComposerLyricist - Jody Stevens, Producer, Banjo, Editor, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ashley Glenn Gorley, ComposerLyricist - Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Small, Editor, Asst. Just painfully exasperated as to how insistently he settles for so little and sells himself painfully short. So unfortunately, most listeners will not get to the end and hear the good on this album. I can only imagine what gems are hidden there.
It proves a song can be lighthearted and talk about country life without being offensive. Six songs in, and still no country. Does this latter half of songs somehow make up for the first? It is a fight song for their live show, above all else. He's a genial, generous host, going out of his way to ensure everybody has a good time, and winds up feeling happy and generous, an inclusive record that plays to teenage desires as effectively as memories of an adolescence left behind. He's crowd pleasing without pandering, delivering slow-burning ballads and tempered party tunes that never descend to bacchanalia.
I personally find it more frustrating for Blake than Luke. Is that the first sign of maturity we were promised from Bryan? Yeah he no doubt sold out his new song sucks!! It kind of just regressed from there. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc. And Lights is nothing if not calculating. Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site.
Firstly, it fails to set the mood right as baby-making music in how overcast and dreary it sounds. Nowhere is this made more plain than in its infomercial-esque lyrics, as well as spoken-word sections: which would be the weakest link here. Projections have it selling over 300,000 copies at the moment. Anyone who knows music should be able to see that. This marked the first time two albums have garnered at least 294,000 units since December 2014. Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 12 singles at No. I really would not mind if 1-2 songs were this way on the album.
Thing is, I never much cared for Luke even when his material was decent. Seeing that Sam Hunt has only put out a sole full-length album, and Florida Georgia Line two, thus far……………. Since I use Spotify and it costs me nothing other than time my ears could have been treated to something better, I gave this album a shot. The closest he comes to anything decidedly passionate is in the second verse, where he sounds more primed to destroy her cell phone in the second verse than acknowledge the deeper underlying issues affecting their relationship in the song. This is true from the corporations down to the computerized beats. He compared it to watching a Fast And Furious movie.
Also, if this is an inappropriate question, feel free to dismiss it but. Why do people think Dallas Davidson has anything intelligent or useful to say? So, I would not recommend this album by any means, but do listen to the last three songs. From a career perspective, Blake is very much the sellout when compared to Bryan. I find it rather worrisome that the vast majority of modern music is in this vein. Luke Bryan understands the value of offering a little something more to listeners who are willing to listen a little longer.
Trust me when I say I wish I had more accessibility to the vastly better music that you review and recommend here. But give Luke Bryan his due for not making an album that totally sucks stem to stern. That, and the title itself is blatant marketing. Starting out on his first few albums were those aforementioned protest songs, usually one per record near the end. Sadly, that mindset reflects how many folks from my generation to now seem to feel about this art-form. Why do thirteen year old girls at a Luke Bryan concert scream like thirteen year old girls at a Jonas Brothers concert? The problem with money is you can always have more of it, and Luke Bryan has fallen into that classic trap. Corenflos, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Perry Coleman, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jody Stevens, Producer, Banjo, Editor, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Small, Editor, Asst.
. No, what makes this insufferable is its lyrics in the chorus. That fact that this was ever recorded, let along played on the radio is utterly deplorable. Granted, there has always been a certain percentage of mainstream music that is of the brainless variety but when it becomes the rule rather than the exception I think it is time for concern. None are particularly convincing, given the anchor-man blandness of Bryan's vocals.