Family

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  • Summary: Leann Rimes 12th album features Bon Jovi and Reba McEntire as guests.

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Bonny Boys
Here you are - my bonny boys You're all dressed up to seize the world And all its toys I hope it's roses all the way May you be lauded from Tiree to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. The result is the best, most cogent album of her career.
  2. Two bonus cuts, 'Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore' with Bon Jovi and 'When You Love Someone Like That' with Reba McEntire, are icing on an immensely satisfying collection.
  3. Rimes illustrates her range as a singer along with some true strength as a writer, and they help make Family a canny blend of the commercial and the confessional--an album that feels heartfelt, yet is as accessible and enjoyable as her best records.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Throughout, Rimes displays new maturity in songwriting, though too often she lapses into posturing power pop. [19 Oct 2007, p.129]
  5. The songs are uneven, but the peak is a duet with Mr. Nashville himself, Jon Bon Jovi.
  6. A carefully manicured, but still lively assortment that highlights her substantial vocal strengths.
  7. Uncut
    40
    The results sound like an update of the kind of AOR racket Pat Benatar and Heart were making in the '80s. [Nov 2007, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. ZacharyJ.
    Oct 15, 2007
    10
    Leann pours her heart and soul into this album and brings us into her life with real stories and feelings. She has grown up so much and Leann pours her heart and soul into this album and brings us into her life with real stories and feelings. She has grown up so much and can't wait to see this album and her single at #1 Expand
  2. LynneK
    Jun 21, 2009
    10
    "Family" is by far her most creative album. Her voice is brilliant,mature,sultry,and her range is unbelievable. I am looking forward to her "Family" is by far her most creative album. Her voice is brilliant,mature,sultry,and her range is unbelievable. I am looking forward to her next album which I believe is being released in the fall. Collapse
  3. KathieS.
    Oct 25, 2007
    10
    Best CD yet. Very talented young lady.
  4. erich.
    Oct 27, 2007
    10
    Amazing vocals. Easily one of the years best cd's.
  5. rogerc.
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    A brilliant beginning to an outstanding new decade of music from Ms. Rimes.
  6. ChristinaB.
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    Great songs!
  7. nickc.
    Oct 14, 2007
    2
    Nu country garbage.