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Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: The latest album for the Grammy Award-winning country singer was produced by Frank Rogers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Here's an album where the marriage ballads are so meaty and convincing that the two exceptionally well-turned breakup songs seem like formal exercises, where a comedy number about fishing and beer would sound just dandy if there weren't so many subtler laughs on the agenda.
  2. Here, he drops that lovable detritus, going for constant home runs.
  3. 90
    On American Saturday Night, Paisley extends a hot streak began with 2003's "Mud on the Tires," singing about regular life in the USA wit and charm that make suburbs sound like heaven on earth.
  4. It's very much a smartly produced album that, while adhering to the blueprint for commercial-radio country music, successfully lassos a loose party vibe.
  5. American stands as perhaps the most consistent set of material Paisley has committed to record.
  6. Paisley hits all the right notes, literally and figuratively, weighing in on skinny dippin', beer, fishing, technology, children and women, among other all-American topics.
  7. 40
    American Saturday Night has its fair share of hokum but proves that Paisley has a tough baritone voice and is a mean, bluesy guitarist. [Aug 2010, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. MeganK
    Jul 6, 2009
    10
    Having listened to Brad for 10 years...this cd is the best so far! He hits a 10 for guitar playing...the lyrics...the whole flow of the songs is great! Very reflective cd...thank you Brad! Expand
  2. CarolynD
    Jul 6, 2009
    10
    Best album Brad's ever put out!
  3. BenW
    Jul 7, 2009
    10
    Brad's best album to date.
  4. JAYB
    Jul 6, 2009
    10
    Another wonderful CD by Brad!!!!! Definitely the BEST cd I have bought in years!!!!!
  5. BK
    Jul 7, 2009
    10
    Hands down, an amazing CD. Not one bad song on it, music is wonderful and the lyrics are perfect.
  6. ElizabethM
    Jul 7, 2009
    10
    Brad has given us a true treasure and an awesome piece of himself, Thanks Brad for yet another gem!!!
  7. CalebB
    Jul 24, 2009
    8
    For someone who greatly despises Top-40 country music, American Saturday Night is an example that country can be commercial while still being extremely good and meaningful without getting cliche or sappy. Paisley will shine brightly this year. Maybe his best record to date. Expand

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