One Of The Boys - Gretchen Wilson
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  • Summary: The country singer follows her disappointing sophomore set with this third album, which includes multiple co-writes with John Rich (of Big & Rich).
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. This is as good as it gets right now; it'll be the country album to beat in 2007.
  2. Not as perfect as her 2004 debut, but a step up from its follow-up. [18 May 2007, p.66]
  3. Rather than moving boldly forward, she ends up holding her ground.
  4. 60
    If it's a little predictable, it's still easy on the ears. [Jul 2007, p.127]
  5. 60
    It's better written than her previous CDs... But this new old style is far less suited to her talents. [Jun 2007, p.110]
  6. Her songs and the ways in which she works them frequently lack distinction, and though an artist whose appeal is rough edges doesn't need to be sophisticated to be effective, neither should she be quite so ordinary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. MarleyW
    Jun 1, 2007
    10
    Although this album differs from Gretchens first two albums, it has great country roots. You can really feel Gretchen's emotions in the songs.
  2. NickM
    Jul 25, 2007
    10
    I absolutly loved this cd.......it was very real, and very cleaver......i loved every song on it
  3. DJH
    Jun 12, 2007
    10
    loved every part of it
  4. valP
    Jun 17, 2007
    10
    One Of The Boys..I believe this is one song that so very many women inti todays world of "men" are just gonna flatout belive that Gretchen as One Of The Boys..I believe this is one song that so very many women inti todays world of "men" are just gonna flatout belive that Gretchen as opened their very soul and took a peek in..Then sang their "heart-words" Expand
  5. MattD.
    May 22, 2007
    6
    Her first album was very promising, but now she's become a one trick pony. Only minor variations lyrically from previous songs. And Her first album was very promising, but now she's become a one trick pony. Only minor variations lyrically from previous songs. And unfortunately, she gives these rockers too much bluster. She can still elevate the ballads with her sensitive vocals, though. Expand
  6. MichaelS
    May 29, 2007
    1
    She lost track of what got her there. The engineering and general feel of this album is a total disaster. The songs and arrangements were She lost track of what got her there. The engineering and general feel of this album is a total disaster. The songs and arrangements were below second rate. To say I was dissapointed, would be the kindest thing I could say. This lady has " Monster Talent " it looks like someone has let her down --- Big Time. That was $15 and a half hour of my time, I'll never see again. Collapse