Little Big Town - Little Big Town / self-titled

Little Big Town
Little Big Town


First Appeared at The Music Box, July 2002, Volume 9, #7

Written by John Metzger


If they play their cards right, the members of Little Big Town could very soon be living the life of which most artists dream. The bandís music, as evidenced by its self-titled debut, is the sort of thing destined for blockbuster movie soundtracks, mainstream country radio, and an inordinate number of Grammy awards. That is: itís inherently infectious, utterly inoffensive, and blatantly bland.

Thatís not to say that there arenít things to like about the album. The Byrds-ian guitar and Dylan-esque harmonica that clamor around in Everything Changes, the pedal steel that floats above Never Felt Love, and the Fleetwood Mac-style harmonies that drift throughout the disc all lend credence to the notion that perhaps thereís a little more to Little Big Town than initially meets the eye. Unfortunately, all one gets is the occasional glimpse of inspiration, as the band largely plays it safe, never wanting to really challenge its fans. While there arenít any bad songs on the album, there arenít any great ones either. Nevertheless, itís only a matter of time until they reach the fame and glory for which they strive. starstar

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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


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