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"Read Between The Lines"
© RCA/BMG Records
Year of Release: 1992
The Sound Of
My Blue Angel
If I Had To Do Over
There Ain't Nothin'
These Sweet Dreams
I Was Born With
A Broken Heart
I Wouldn't Have It
Any Other Way
I Miss Misbehavin'
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"Read Between The Lines"
Is it me, or does today's country pretty much sound the
same? That's how I felt after listening to Aaron Tippin's
Read Between The Lines. The big hit song from this album
is a song that I truly enjoy, There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The
Radio. But the rest of the album just didn't have the same
feeling as I had for the Nothin' Wrong With The Radio hit.
First off, The Sound Of Your Goodbye (Sticks And Stones)
has good potential in starting off the album. However, My Blue
Angel makes Aaron try and sound like he's doing his best Garth Brooks
yodel imitation. My Blue Angel and If I Had It To Do Over
are slow-paced songs, but Aaron Tippin's vocal style just doesn't
match top quality in this kind of singing as other country vocalists.
But then there's some hope: There Ain't Nothin' Wrong
With The Radio is a great song, and surprisingly, Tippin's
voice does the trick in this hillbilly/honky-tonk number.
The lyrics in this song says it all, whether it be the main chorus,
or one such verse as this one:
I got stopped by a cop late last night
Out-of-date tags and no tail lights
He said I oughta run you in but I'm lettin' you go
Because there ain't nothin' wrong with your radio
The title track, Read Between The Lines, is a
bouncy tune, and Tippin's vocals are fair on this one.
This Heart is a medium-paced tune, but Tippin's vocals
starts to get under your skin. His voice is whining, and,
quite frankly, it gets to be a bit irritating after awhile.
These Sweet Dreams is another slow song, yet this
time Tippin's vocals seem to pass the test, much better than
the previous slow ballads, My Blue Angel and If I
Had It To Do Over. But then that whining voice returns
with I Was Born With A Broken Heart. This bouncy
number is country, yet somehow the vocals could be improved.
The next bouncy country number, I Wouldn't Have It Any
Other Way, is very catchy, especially with the drums.
The beat gets you with your hands going, imitating yourself as a drummer.
And, the vocals on this song is presentable.
The last song, I Miss Misbehavin', is a good hillbilly/
honky-tonk song best suited for Tippin's voice.
For best results, Aaron Tippin's is best for true hillbilly
and honky-tonk country tunes, like I Miss Misbehavin' and
There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio. But when it
comes to the standard country pop or ballads, as in a Randy Travis,
George Strait, etc., it seems that Aaron Tippin should stay in
the area where his vocal style should remain. Most singers
know what kinds of songs they can and cannot sing. In Tippin's
case, his voice gets whiny and frankly, you want him singing
more honky-tonk tunes rather than the ballad or standard country song.
I'm sure that there are some Aaron Tippin fans out there who
think that there ain't nothin' wrong with his voice.
But in my opinion, I think he should record more songs in the
There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio style than
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