Discussion in 'Pop' started by Suomi, May 2, 2007.
Listening to the Dixie Chicks' "Home" at the moment, what a lovely album. At the time I think it was a bit too much of a departure from their first two albums but now I love it. Shame it was overlooked due to Natalie Maines' comments as it's probably their best album.
'Home' is pretty much a 10/10 bar a few extremely boring songs, so 9/10
Home is an amazing album. It's probably a good thing I bought it before Fly because it took quite a bit of work getting into it, and if I'd gone into it wanting Fly pt 2 I probably wouldn't have given it a chance.
I'm not sure if I've already done it in this thread but:
1) Travelin' Soldier
2) More Love
3) Top Of The World
5) White Trash Wedding
6) Tortured, Tangled Hearts
7) Long Time Gone
8) A Home
9) Truth, No. 2
10) I Believe In Love
11) Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
12) Lil' Jack Slade
Oh this SO SHOULD NOT be in the Pop Toilet...
1. Top of the world
2. Travellin' soldier
3. Long time gone
5. A Home
6. Truth no.2
7. White trash wedding
8. Godspeed (Sweet dreams)
9. More love
10. I believe in love
11. Tortured tangled hearts
12. Lil' Jack Slade
Taylor Swift finally made a vid for 'Picture To Burn' but they changed the line "That's fine I'll tell mine you're gay"
that's the best part of the song
I have recently been playing this song ridiculous amounts:
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I bet you're in a bar... I love me some Lee Ann Womack and not just because she is totally Nashville Barbie plastic fantastic.
Haven't got into the new album properly yet, but if it has as many winning old style country pastiches as the last one I will be pleased.
I don't really know any music by Wynonna Judd, but I feel her fashion sense and fabulous "less is more" approach to airbrushing on album covers should be celebrated...
Not a fan of Wynonna at ALL
I've got a good bit of Wy (surprise surprise I know ) if you're after a fix
Fix him up with some prime TRISHA instead
It's all about La Toya Jackson's multiplatinum album From Nashville To You
I put some Trisha up before and as far as I can recall Christian was the only one who bothered to listen.
Don't forget this
Oh actually, I remember Wynonna did a ridiculous dance version of 'I Want You To Show Me' by Foreigner. Do you have that?
I most certainly DO NOT. There's only one good cover version of that song and it's by Tina Arena. (I do have Wy's version though, just not the dance remix)
I thought VoR would be a fan of dyketastic Wynona. You have to love how pretty the mother and sister are compared to her.
And I still do. I had a spin only just the other day!
What ones have you got again? I can't remember for sure. Can put up some more if you're interested?
I'm quite fond of the current single by Reba McEntire. It's been a big hit in America. Take out her accent and the fiddles and this could be a big hit for any of the teen pop crowd IMO.
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Oh I like this
I am always up for a great mid-tempo country song by Reba.
I don't even notice her accent
It's #1 on the Country chart, I think... she's one of the oldest to top the chart.
I like the song but how come she gets a free pass when poor Dolly hasn't been in the top 30 for about 2 decades?
Dolly had a Country #1 just a few years ago, making her the only female Country artist older than Reba to have a #1 on that chart, I'm pretty sure. Mind you, it was a collaboration with a 30-something year old man.
Now that they are OUT of A Song for Moopy competition, I can rave a bit more about the lovely Sam and Ruby (Amanfu, of "Sugah" fame).
"Heaven's My Home", taken from The Secret Life of Bees:
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Dolly's just so bizarre to look at these days, it makes me quite
I've never been that keen on her more commercial efforts, but her bluegrass trilogy she did a few years back is absolutely brilliant.
I do like how some elements of US country music are basically a hangover of 90s power ballad pop.
This current hit by Sara Evans barely even qualifies as a country song at all aside from her accent, and it's great.
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I think this has been posted about this else where, but Kasey Musgraves anthem to NOT GIVING A FUCK and DOING WHAT YOU FANCY is lyrically LIFE
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I love that Kacey Musgraves song thanks to an earlier recommendation from you, Ag. I've just downloaded the album.
Is it any good? I see it's on Spotify actually...
Some of my all time favourite country songs:
I only really discovered Patty Griffin last year, but I'm absolutely obsessed. She's got one of my favourite voices ever.
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I'm just putting it on now, will report back!
UPDATE: It's unexpectedly great. Well worth a listen. It's not going to change your life, but it's a lovely album. There's a theme running through the whole album of the expectations v the reality of someone from her background in her part of the world. Like all good country music, it's very honest and intimately personal. I'm SOLD.
I've never really explored her beyond the songs Dixie Chicks covered but I keep meaning too. Oh and Up to the Mountain which is obviously overdone like crazy on reality shows but in its original form is lovely.
The American Kid album is well worth a download, chlam. It's actually the only full albums of hers I've got, though I've got lots of collections. I was supposed to see her live in London last year but ended up having to work.
I suppose they're a bit ALT but the Handsome Family have been long-standing faves chez moi. Well, I didn't like the last album very much but even so. They're both utter lunatics and Rennie's rather amusing book 'Evil' is well worth splashing out a few quid on
I can even play this one on the accordion (vaguely)
ON A SPARKS ROLL
This one's very beautiful and horribly tragic
Oooh, I'll definitely give it a good seeing to tomorrow once I get working headphones again. Like I said I keep meaning but don't know why I haven't, everything I've heard her do is pretty much impeccable. Hopefully it's on Spotify.
I've been revisiting Alison Krauss (and Union Station) lately, beautiful. I saw them live a few years back and though there was a lot of bluegrass her voice is something else. Restless is my song of choice, followed by The Lucky One.
I completely love Greenville by Lucinda. She kind of lost me a few albums back but Car Wheels... and Essence are both excellent.
It hasn't appeared yet but the other week I ordered this slightly confusingly named collection:
1. Dolly Parton — Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
2. Lynn Anderson — Fancy
3. Jeannie C. Riley — I've Done A Lot Of Living Since Then
4. Bobbie Gentry — Reunion
5. Tammy Wynette — Tonight My Baby's Coming Home
6. Jean Shepard — A Satisfied Mind
7. Nancy Sinatra — Get While The Gettin's Good
8. Tanya Tucker — California Cotton Fields
9. Sammi Smith — Saunders Ferry Lane
10. Connie Smith — If It Ain't Love
11. Jean Shepard — Two Whoops And A Holler
12. Billie Jo Spears — Mr. Walker, It's All Over
13. Patsy Cline — Ain't No Wheels On This Ship
14. Barbara Fairchild — Color My World
15. Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty — You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
16. Jeannie C. Riley — Harper Valley PTA
17. Jody Miller — A Woman Left Lonely
18. Kitty Wells — Delta Dawn
19. Diana Trask — Show Me
20. Norma Jean — He's All I've Got
21. Bobbie Gentry — Ode To Billie Joe
22. Bonnie Guitar — Tender Words
23. Barbara Mandrell — Husband Stealer
24. Diana Trask — I'll Never Do You Wrong
25. Kitty Wells — It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
There is also a similarly fabulous looking follow up: