Court Yard Hounds - Court Yard Hounds
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  • Summary: The Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison and Martie Maguire record a side project as a duo.
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  1. Robison and Maguire prove capable of crafting galloping, catchy choruses for such songs as "The Coast," "Ain't No Son," "It Didn't Make a Sound" and "I Miss You."
  2. Though neither boasts Maines’ forcefulness, they invest these tales of severed connections with an emotional intensity that elevates even weaker tracks like “Fairytale” and “Then Again.”
  3. Quiet cuts like ''Skyline'' emphasize their down-home vocals. But ''The Coast'' is sunny pop, while ''Ain't No Son'' rocks harder than ''Goodbye Earl.''
  4. Essentially, it's another Dixie Chicks record with Robison's more expressive vocals replacing Maines's twang. [July 2010, p. 129]
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    A deceptively sweet concoction. [Aug 2010, p.79]
  6. Perhaps the results are predictable, but they are satisfying, and it’s better to have new music from this duo than none at all.
  7. While Court Yard Hounds is a well-packaged and produced collection, its songs seem rather ordinary compared to Chicks material

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