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BR549
This is BR549

It seems that the one-time purveyors of old-school, back-to-basics country music have gone a long way toward the mainstream for their latest release, and for those of us who have an aversion to contemporary country music, this is potentially frightening news. Paul Worley, known on Music Row as the producer of mega-stars The Dixie Chicks, was on board for the creation of This is BR5-49 (Lucky Dog Records). Couple this with comments from the band about the record's "potential for pleasing a lot of people," and you've got a recipe for trouble.

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Hear Samples of
This is BR549

Look Me Up
Play That Fast Thing
The Game
Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal

Get Real!

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Now that we know some background, how does the album actually sound? Well, it isn't as much of a departure as the first track "Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal" would have you believe. That particular song is screaming to be picked up by mainstream country stations with its good ol' boy catch phrase and glossy musical sheen. While the rest of the album is certainly the most pop-oriented country I've heard from them, there are enough elements of their roots to keep me listening as the disc progresses. Although I understand artists must grow and change, I find myself longing for the twang and energy of tracks like "Cherokee Boogie" and "Out of Habit" from albums past, which is only hinted at on this release.

—Gary A. Miller

 



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