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Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party”

Posted on 08.21.2013

The first thing that comes to mind when listening to Luke’s latest effort is “why, Luke, why?” Don’t get me wrong, there are some things to love about Luke Bryan’s new album, such as the first three songs: “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Beer in the Headlights,” and his hit single and title track “Crash My Party.” After those songs, the album largely goes downhill.  It is stylistically more studio-slick than his previous albums, much more guitar heavy and seems to have hip-hop influence on several tracks. This is a huge departure, not just stylistically, but also lyrically. Quite a few of the songs are slow, sad and regretful, which is rare on a Luke Bryan album. Bryan puts out an annual Spring Break album, for crying out loud.  Several of the songs are also cliche and overdone. I do not discount the entire album by any means; at least five songs are well worth a purchase. However, after last year’s album, “Tailgates and Tanlines,”  which was flawless, this is a huge letdown. Luke Bryan is better than this.


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