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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Band Perry - Self Titled

It's actually quite frightening how into routines we all get. I mean, yesterday was clearly Tuesday, but because it was my first day back to work after the holiday, it didn't even dawn on me. So, my sincerest apologies for not dropping any New Music Tuesday bombs on you guys. Looking today, there wasn't much worth while anyhow, so I'm just going to proceed with some old stuff. And it's country day again on the B Side, which brings me to The Band Perry. Never heard of them until this morning when I pulled up the Billboard Country music charts. Turns out they're from (here comes a shocker) the south - in Mississippi. They started making twangy tunes in 2005 or so. The band is made of a family, Kim Perry on lead and her two brothers - Neil and Reid. Let me tell you an odd tidbit about these guys. They were signed in August of 2009, and dropped a single right away in November. Another single dropped in June of 2010, with the album dropping in October of 2010. So, a year between singles, no big whoop right? Well, ANOTHER single came off this album just as recently as January. We're talking singles in three calendar years now! The only other time I've seen that is with Cage the Elephant. The album itself is certified gold status, so not a major seller - but doing a nice job. And I think this album is very well polished for a debut drop - but in terms of contemporary country music, this doesn't really stack up versus the rest of the artists out there. I'd much rather listen to Antebellum or even Taylor Swift versus this. And that doesn't mean it's bad, just bad by comparison. Check it out if you're a country nut, otherwise, sit it out.

1. You Lie
2. Hip to My Heart
3. If I Die Young
4. All Your Life
5. Miss You Being Gone
6. Double Heart
7. Postcard from Paris
8. Walk Me Down the Middle
9. Independence
10. Quittin' You
11. Lasso

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. If I Die Young
2. You Lie
3. Hip To My Heart

2.75 out of 5 stars


  1. I'm so sick of that song "If I Die Young"... it is beyond overplayed on the radio and every station seems to play it... every hour.

  2. So they play that song on the pop stations too? My sat radio expired, so I'm back to regular radio now - but I can't recall hearing this. Maybe I'll listen to our "plays everything pop station" this weekend, see if I catch it.