All Jacked Up

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  • Summary: Album number two finds the Nashville star reuniting with songwriter John Rich in an attempt to duplicate the mega-success of her debut, 'Here For The Party.'

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California Girls
I ain't neve had a problem with California There's a lot of good women from Sacramento to Carona But them Hollywood types after a while wearon... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Los Angeles Times
    100
    Wilson delivers a knockout as she serves up enough of the rowdy tunes to keep the jukebox pumping most of the night — most powered by a lively mix of ringing guitars, spunky fiddles and powerful backbeat. [25 Sep 2005]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Sticks to the debut's ballads-plus-bar-anthems blueprint while revealing a broader range. [30 Sep 2005, p.91]
  3. Billboard
    90
    Beyond the bombast, Wilson has personality and soul to burn, and her impact on country music is going to be felt for many albums to come, starting here. [1 Oct 2005]
  4. The New York Times
    70
    She's not as aggressive and unguarded as she was on her debut. Yet even toned down, her persona has the spunk that country needs.
  5. Unfortunately, All Jacked Up is everything you might expect from a hurried follow-up to a record setting debut. Shunning ambition, it aims for consolidation.
  6. Yeah, Jacked contains a few shadowy rewrites of Here for the Party tunes, but the players this time are more in sync with the star--the music is louder, beerier.
  7. What All Jacked Up ultimately confirms... is that Wilson is a one-trick pony whose trick will only impress those with exceedingly low expectations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. CynthiaB
    Dec 21, 2005
    10
    I love it , and the one before I bought both and I can sing like Gretchen I admire her
  2. PriscillaN
    Jan 26, 2006
    10
    She rocks
  3. Sep 1, 2015
    10
    Gretchen Wilson is awesome. She's so good and her debut album is one of the best country records I've ever heard. With songs like All JackedGretchen Wilson is awesome. She's so good and her debut album is one of the best country records I've ever heard. With songs like All Jacked Up and California Girls, Gretchen proves she still has it on this album! Expand
  4. amandajean
    Oct 18, 2005
    8
    I love country because of her
  5. PatrickD
    Jun 8, 2006
    6
    I loved "Here for the Party" despite 8 songs, but this was pretty much the same all through. I like #1 and #12. The rest mostly sound funny I loved "Here for the Party" despite 8 songs, but this was pretty much the same all through. I like #1 and #12. The rest mostly sound funny or the same. And "All Jacked Up" sounds like "Redneck Woman" at parts, but it's still good. Expand
  6. Matt
    Sep 29, 2005
    6
    While Gretchen's Here For The Party CD has a genuine autobiographical feel, All Jacked Up panders too much. "California Girls" and While Gretchen's Here For The Party CD has a genuine autobiographical feel, All Jacked Up panders too much. "California Girls" and "Politically Uncorrect" are just plain bad songs. "One Bud Wiser" is overkill. Still, there's stuff to make the CD worthwhile: the clever "Skoal Ring," the Tammy Wynette-ish "I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today," the ethical dilemma in "He Ain't Even Cold Yet," and the pretty "Raining On Me." Expand
  7. JohnD
    Oct 18, 2005
    0
    I'm trying to get past the fact at how disgusting she is. Ok, the music is basically a step back for the country world.

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