Chrome (Audio Cassette) Import
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|2. Help Me Understand|
|3. Once Upon a Fool Ago|
|4. I'm Tryin'|
|5. Thankful Man|
|6. I'm Payin' for It Now|
|7. And There Was You|
|8. Come Home|
|10. I'm Goin' Back|
|11. Give Me You|
|12. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow|
Graced with one of 2001's most distinct voices, Adkins begins by sinking his leathery growl into the title number--a rap track, but one possessing enough wit to avoid falling into gimmickry. From there, the curve is upward. The hit "I'm Tryin'," a simple inspirational message wrapped in a complex arrangement, possesses strength and integrity too rarely seen in hit singles. Adkins's real-life blue-collar past imbues "Thankful Man" with a believability missing when such songs wind up in the hands of singers from middle-class college backgrounds. While keeping the otherwise mundane "Scream" and "Once a Fool Ago" above water, he rises above the norm with "I'm Goin' Back." This take on the timeless country-boy-hates-the-big-city scenario succeeds on every level, even if the word "discern" seems a bit out of place. The excruciating anguish of "Help Me Understand" and the self-explanatory "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow" exemplify power ballads done right. The message? One can make a record that reconciles the normally disparate virtues of commerciality and honesty. --Rich Kienzle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
It is worth buying, especially if you are a fan. Some of the music is just a further reach for him as compared to his previous albums. I would categorize him with Toby Keith...that type of music...except that Trace has a much deeeeeeeeeper voice. But their words, melodies, and goofy songs are similar.
The opening track is also the title track, telling the story of a girl who loves semis and cars and...Well, "Chrome"! The next song--"Help Me Understand"--is a typical breakup song, but with Adkins loaning it his voice, it's a masterpiece. "Once Upon A Fool Ago" is basically an uptempo version of "Understand," with the same ups and downs. "I'm Tryin'" is the ballad of a man struggling through life, never giving up. It's the anthem our country needs during these tryin times. It is followed by a similar-themed--and just as good--"Thankful Man." Adkins co-wrote the following track, "I'm Payin' For It Now", and takes the breakup song and gives it a somewhat sarcastic edge. "And There Was You" is maybe the album's lowpoint, but even it has it's ups. "Come Home" is again a song about love gone wrong, this time with the singer pleading his case. On track nine, "Scream", Adkins gives what may be his best work; that is, taking a song that could be considered pop, adding a country feel, and topping it off with his baritone voice. "I'm Goin' Back" is a humorous look at why the country is better than the city. "Give Me You" is off-kilter from most of the album--a song about the good side of love. The CD finishes off with "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow", a powerful ballad that will linger in your head for days afterward.
CHROME is Trace Adkins's best work yet. I know you'll like it; if, however, you don't, you might want to get your ears examined--because something's very wrong! Buy this CD, and if your ears are okay, you'll enjoy it always.
Most recent customer reviews
I'm a great fan and loved the CD. I just have one complaint. Not enough of the great songs were made into singles and videos. Many didn't hear the best songs from this album. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2003 by D. Hester
The biggest challenge of male country music singers today is BEING UNIQUE. After hearing so many singles and buying so many albums, one singer seems to melt into the next, with... Read morePublished on June 19 2003 by Rebecca
I enjoy good music of any kind, but this "Tracey-good-ol'-boy" cd lacks polish and lustre. Hammy lyrics, and tired, worn out grooves and guitar riffs coupled with basic sound... Read morePublished on March 18 2003
Chrome was my first Trace Adkins CD I purchased and I had to run back to the store to get his other CD's. If you love country music, you'll LOVE Chrome. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2003
y'all this guy ROCKS! i'd only heard 2 of the songs on the CD before I got it, and now I love every single one. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2003
Chrome was also my first Trace Adkins CD to purchase and I loved it. I've also since then went out and bought his 3 previous CDs and haven't regreted it!!Published on Oct. 2 2002
All Trace needs is a break and he could be the next big country star. Trace has an excellent and distinctive voice that is a joy to listen to. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2002
Move over Garth (and a few other more popular Country male vocalists')! Trace, has something to sing about!! Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2002 by C. West
This man has the sexiest voice in the world. This CD is great and worth buying just so you can listen to his voice. Hopefully he'll keep coming out with many more great CDs.Published on May 25 2002