Own the Night - Lady Antebellum
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  • Summary: The Nashville country music trio releases their third studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    80
    It owns its shamelessness. That cocksure stance helps to make it one of the most convincing albums of the year, a huge leap forward for a group that threatened to become famous without leaving a true mark.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    For the most part, Lady Antebellum strikes a nice balance between the two, keeping the penchant for bighearted ballads and the vocal chemistry between Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott intact.
  3. 75
    With their easy pop-country tempos and ingratiating white-soul harmonies, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood are masters of the soft sell, an approach they employ here with characteristically genteel results.
  4. 60
    For every well-placed mandolin run or B-3 organ riff, there's something equally tacky to balance things out.
  5. Oct 11, 2011
    50
    While the average age of Lady Antebellum's members is a relatively youthful 28, Own The Night is purposely old-fashioned, even geriatric.
  6. Sep 30, 2011
    40
    Raucous boot-stompers kick up the dust around soppy slowies, with many a chorus dripping with the sort of gooey gobbledygook that typifies a thousand rom-coms.
  7. Sep 11, 2011
    30
    In the past, the trio has been able to elevate their unremarkable songwriting with spirited performances, but that isn't the case on Own the Night

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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. Feb 1, 2012
    10
    I've been a fan of Lady A since the beginning so I may be a bit biased, but I love this album. "Just a Kiss" is one of my favorite tracks simply because it's a personal song about how the lead singer and her hubby fell in love. I also saw them live and they are AMAZING! They truly are a talented group and are so appreciative of their fans. Can't wait for some more great listening material from Lady A! Expand
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    9
    it is just because this album reminds me those golden days in Czech. Especially "somewhere love remains", it make me feel that I am totally not the usual "me". Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    9
    The deserved winner of the Country Album of the year Grammy. Own the night is a solid country album that to the mainstream market as well. Almost completely written by the band and perfectly produced it is one of the more solid albums of 2011. Wait, Hold up, why is a Lil Wayne fan reviewing a Lady Antebellum album? don't you have a Drive By to be doing? Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    8
    Hey "megaman" could we get that in English please? Anyways, this is a pretty good CD. Own The Night has some catchy tunes on it. Just a Kiss is a great song. I saw them on SNL and they are great live. Maybe they should do a Live album next? Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2011
    7
    Lady Antebellum provides an amazing album that has very addicting music and good choruses. The songs are all well performed and puts the 'pop-country' assets to an outstanding level. It's true that is still space for implementation here but the "Own the Night" album sure has its brightness. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2011
    0
    this album suck tha carter 4 did better than this album i think this band fake lil wayne destroy this group soon people should buy j cole and lil wayne album better this trashly album Expand