Twang - George Strait
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  • Summary: The latest album for the country singer produced by Tony Brown features three songs cowritten with his son, George "Bubba" Strait, Jr.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. After 28 years, you'd think it would be tough coming up with new twists to captivate audiences. But apparently not for King George, whose latest album, Twang, is among the finest collections of songs he's released.
  2. To be sure, this is recognizably within his comfort zone--as always, when you do it as well as he does, there's no need to change--but beneath that supple exterior there are a few surprises, chief among them the re-emergence of Strait the songwriter.
  3. Do these self-penned songs explode like bottle rockets in the vast West Texas sky? No. They sound like George Strait songs, of course. But look, the dude's cut 57 No. 1 hits. Would you change your tune?
  4. Twang adds 13 more songs to his legacy, without detracting from it in any way. Some of these songs are as good as anything he’s done, which is saying something.
  5. He picks solid songs with themes just about anyone can relate to, and he sings them with a hint of twang in his warm voice. His songs feel like home, and his latest, Twang, is no different.
  6. There are some great things here, but not likely enough for Strait to win another Grammy for best country album, which he did last year.
  7. Risky or not, Twang is nonetheless one of the more interesting permutations of the prototypical George Strait record.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JudyW.
    Aug 13, 2009
    10
    George Strait is "The Man"! It's his "voice"! Say what you will, the man can sing! That is why he is "timeless". Now put him in his wranglers, a cowboy hat and flash that that killer smile...well..."I'm in love!" He's the best! He's "King George" and there is only one!! Expand
  2. JohnW.
    Aug 11, 2009
    10
    King George just gets better and better with every release..no wonder why they call him THE KING "El Ray" maybe he's singing bout himself? haha anyways George Strait's vocals are some of his best in years on this album. Ive probably listned to this cd beginning to end 5 times today total! Expand
  3. LeRoyS.
    Aug 31, 2009
    8
    Nothing that hasn't been covered. Daniel gave it a zero because of the name of the album. I personally don't care what it's called. I care about the songs. Collapse
  4. Daniel
    Aug 16, 2009
    0
    Twang... terrible name.