Steel Magnolia - Steel Magnolia
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  • Summary: The country duo's self-titled debut follows their appearance on the second season of CMT's Can You Duet, proving that Linsey's sultry sound and her boyfriend Joshua Scott Jones' deep, blues-inspired vocals make a winning combination.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    80
    On their eponymous debut, the duo known as Steel Magnolia continue their winning ways combining her bluesy bruised angel rasp with his slick, keening country pop tenor.
  2. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    A true duo, Joshua Scott Jones' rugged rock voice blends and contrasts at the right moments with Meghan Linsey's fluid soul singing.
  3. 75
    Their tracks on Steel Magnolia are reminiscent of Shania Twain, but having two equally strong voices keeps them unique.
  4. 70
    On their self-titled debut album, country duo Meghan Linsey and Joshua Jones Scott deliver a sound that is familiar and cozy, as if the songs have always been there.
  5. Jan 10, 2011
    50
    Steel Magnolia are an able, energetic, vocally savvy country pop act, and stress the word pop in that phrase.
  6. Jan 11, 2011
    40
    As co-writers of seven of the album's 12 songs, Jones and Linsey can be blamed for the weak material.
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  1. Jan 20, 2011
    5
    The album had it's share of hits and misses, but through all of the misses it still shows promise for the duo. Both singers have excellentThe album had it's share of hits and misses, but through all of the misses it still shows promise for the duo. Both singers have excellent voices for their style, and they have pretty good vocal control. They have a creative songwriting style, but the ballads on this album are lacking. Expand