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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toby Keith - Pull My Chain

Country music. Now, I've gotten through all of the requests in the box, so I'm just moving on to artists that I've heard of but don't really know much about. Add Toby Keith to that category. And why do so many country artists not want you listening to their music? I don't get it. Most of the bigger artists won't allow me to link samples to their tuneage. Makes no sense to me. My original review was going to be the 'Unleashed' album - but nothing. So here goes 'Pull My Chain', which I think I've heard of one track off of. This fella has a fairly quirky background. Music aside, he's made some pretty big news regarding his political prowess. He says he was a democrat but now changed his stance to independent but votes republican. He's made some patriotic music and has gone over to put on shows for the soldiers. I guess there was some feud with the Dixie Chicks, but it seems fairly boring. He owns his own restaurant in Oklahoma. He also has his own line of clothing. He's married, has a bunch of kids and his father passed in a bus accident. His family was thusly awarded millions in a wrongful death suit against the company who made the bus his father was killed in. Other than that - his music, it's really not for me. This was his first release under the Dreamworks label, and I guess the first one that focused more on jovial hits instead of country ballads. This album was meant to emphasize his playful side and his humor. Yeah - it's just kind of boring. Sorry to all the country fans, but maybe I'll have to try a different Keith album some other time. This one just makes me want to hit the skip button.

1. I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight
2. I Wanna Talk About Me
3. I Can't Take You Anywhere
4. You Leave Me Weak
5. Tryin' to Matter
6. Pull My Chain
7. Sha la la Song, The
8. Pick 'Em up and Lay 'Em Down
9. Forever Hasn't Got Here Yet
10. Yesterday's Rain
11. My List
12. You Didn't Have as Much to Lose
13. Gimme 8 Seconds (Bonus Track)

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. You Leave Me Weak
2. I Wanna Talk About Me
3. The Sha La La Song

2 out of 5 stars


  1. the only toby keith song i half like is 'beer for my horses.' it features willie nelson. and, it's on my alcohol playlist.

  2. That's about all he's good for, listening to while super intoxicated.