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No doubt, these suburban cowboys play country music for Friday-afternoon drive times and Saturday nights at the mall, not the honky-tonk, the ranch, or the porch. With harmonies as squeaky-clean as their faces, Rascal Flatts relish the pop and lite-groove direction that the genre has taken at the turn of the century. In fact, they seem to take pride in their distance from hard-core country roots. To their credit, this trio of earnest young men sounds as if they are truly enjoying themselves as they run through their bouncy, bubbly love songs. And at least these boys don't pay lip service to keeping country traditions alive in 2000. Heck, they even find the fact that their label has "the power of Disney" behind it "really exciting." If you're looking for music with instantly digestible pop melodies, tight harmonies, and very little grit, Rascal Flatts will delight you and they will most likely delight their Disney-backed label, who's obviously taken aim squarely at the teenage market. Goes down as easy as a milkshake--a nonfat milkshake. --Marc Greilsamer
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Top Customer Reviews
1.Prayin' for Daylight - Like the song, but it isn't anything special. It's catchy and fun to sing, but it's not a favorite. 4/5
2.This Everyday Love - I love this one, it's one of my favorite Rascal Flatts songs, and I actually heard it on a commercial for a new sitcom (possibly Happy Family). It's really catchy, a little more country than Prayin for Daylight. 5/5
3.While You Loved Me - Geez. I thought This Everyday Love was great, and then While You Loved Me started. Whoa, honestly - it's one of the prettiest songs I've ever heard. Love the chorus (I was born the day you kissed me, I died inside the night you left me, but I lived, oh how I lived, while you loved me). 5/5
4.Some Say - For some reason the beginning of this song sounds like it would be by John Mayer. Once again, this one's a little more country. This isn't a bad song, but it's skippable. 4/5
5.See Me Through - The only other skippable song on the disc. It's a little too long for my taste (around 6 minutes, 30 seconds) and the lyrics aren't as awesome as the rest. 3.75/5
6.One Good Love - Yayy. This is yet another great song. I love the guitar in the beginning, and I really like the vocals/lyrics. 5/5
7.It's Not Just Me - The first really slow song on the CD.Read more ›
In the quote below you say:
"To me this band is minimally talented and their music is
derivative of new country acts which were original in their
approach to adapting visual and music composition elements
employed in other genres."
All I have to say is WHO ARE YOU? You sound like one of
those psuedo reviewers whose words sound clever but has no
emotional substance behind them. I would have respected
you more if you had said "they sound too much like N'SYNC
for a country band and I hate N'SYNC".
As it goes I happen to like N'SYNC and I like this band.
Yes, you can hear the R&B influences in their tight harmonies
but this is no crime. Musical genres always have and always
will blend into each other to form new sounds. There's no
such thing as "pure". I think Rascal Flatts' sound is original
and fresh and I look forward to hearing more of them.
The first time I heard the CD all the way through, I was disappointed, because after "Everyday Love," there didn't seem to be much substance, and I couldn't distinguish the songs very much. But after repeated listenings, I began to really like the songs. I'm still not a big fan of sugary, poppish love songs, but Gary Levox (lead singer) has one of the best voices I've heard in a long time. He has this twang that just pleads. It's odd that he and his bandmates are singing mostly pop songs with that awesome twangy voice of his. Jay's and Joe Don's harmonies are beautiful and very tight. I just wish they had much better material to work with. I'm not against country pop, but Gary's voice could really shine on some more traditional songs.
My all-time favorite on the CD is "Prayin' . . .", but "I'm Movin' On," and "It's Not Just Me" (co-written by Jay DeMarcus) are very close favorites.
One last note. This refers more to the videos than to the songs. I like that the videos for "Prayin'" and "Everyday Love," though they are love songs, don't feature half-naked women and other visual ploys to get viewers' attention. Some country videos have gone that route, and it kinda ruins the songs for me. I'm sure eventually the videos for RF will go that way, too; but until then I just want to express my appreciation for tasteful, fun videos. Just my .02.
Most recent customer reviews
Now i'm the type of guy was still in the Rap mood until one of my friends played me there songs. It was See Me Through. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Braden
Did Dante cover any turf named the Rascal Flatts when he took us on a tour to hell with his Inferno? Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by aloverofgreysilentdays
This CD is one of the best CD's I've heard in a long time! Definitely worth the money! :)Published on July 27 2003 by Sherry
Bravo guys what a well put together album.I fell in love with this cd. First of all song 11: I'M MOVING ON though it is a secular song,it is a hit among saints and sinners. Read morePublished on July 19 2003
Amazing harmonies, catchy and beautiful lyrics - Rascal Flatts rocks!Published on July 6 2003 by Julie
I love this band, they have always been great singers. I think that if they continue on this soulful path, we'll have a group to treasure for a long time. Read morePublished on June 16 2003
I'm personally not a country fan but when my friend showed me the song "i'm moving on" i feel in love with this band, after some time i asked him if i could borrow it and... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2003 by Eddie Florentino
Rascal Flatts has been around the country music scene since 2000, but 2003 will definitly be their year! Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2003 by Samantha