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Rascal Flatts

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track listing
  • These Days
  • Too Good Is True
  • I Melt
  • Mayberry
  • Love You Out Loud
  • Dry County Girl
  • Like I Am
  • You
  • Fallin' Upside Down
  • Shine On
  • My Worst Fear

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    Rascal Flatts truly is one of the best and inspiring groups to emerge from Country music. Their second album, Melt brought them their first two #1 hits: "These Days," and "Mayberry." Of course, they would achieve more #1's afterwards. Melt is an ultimate Country album, especially those who enjoy today's country, as it has a more Country-sounding atmosphere, than where some Country music has a more Pop mix.

    "Too Good Is True" may have just a slip touch of Pop, yet it's the harmonies and the Country instruments that make it a good country song, from start to finish. "I Melt" is another good song, capturing the sound of Country, 21st Century Style. "Love You Out Loud" is one of those songs where you know you've heard it playing continuously on Country Radio, and of course, the line, "Now-ow-ow..." is the catchy hook line.

    There are many good tracks here that are just relaxing, as if you're enjoying your morning coffee on a nice, warm Sunday morning: "Dry County Girl," "Like I Am" and "You." Not sure if "Fallin' Upside Down" was regularly played or a hit, but it easily could have been a very popular hit (just like many), given enough airplay.

    Rascal Flatts gives Bluegrass music an updated approach throughout this album, as "Shine On" expresses this updated touch. Adding to that morning cup of coffee is the relaxing "Any Worst Fear."

    Melt definitely is a fantastic Country album. Giving Bluegrass an updated sound, and RF's harmonies are truly exceptional. RF is next to Ricky Skaggs (1980s), as they brought back Bluegrass music, and more recently, the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Every song on Melt is definitely enjoyable; not a bad song at all. Melt can easily be enjoyed over and over. Having a Country sound more than Pop, true Country fans will enjoy this one.

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    Previous Review: #1001
    Soundtrack--Doctor Zhivago
    Next Review: #1003
    Gary Moore--Blues For Greeny