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AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF COUNTRY,
By A Customer
This review is from: Set This Circus Down (Audio CD)
I had a lot of expectation for this album. Being a huge fan of country music, I wasn't going to settle for second best. Due to Tim Mcgraw's previous albums, the standards were high. I wanted the emotion of 'My best friend', the distinctive country sound of 'Don't take the girl', and above all something to make me swing just like, 'Where the Green Grass Grows'. The expectaion was high and the expectations were not let down. I wanted to be a critic of this album but I'm not sure I can be. For the traditionalists there's, 'Angry All the Time' and 'Grown Men Don't Cry'. For those who want to get a little carried away in the country beat look no further than 'Telluride'. However, it is in 'Angel Boy' that Mcgraw really makes his mark. This experimental piece laughs behind the backs of all who knock country turned pop. Daring production, magical guitar work, and a distinctive vocal dispense real, hard, raw talent. There may be a cloud hanging over Nashville with all the artists who dare to turn country into a mass-selling pop phenomena, but that cloud isn't Tim Mcgraw. 'Things Change' sings Tim, they most certainly do, so move out because Mcgraw's back!