Wheelhouse - Brad Paisley
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  • Summary: The country singer self-produced his ninth studio release that features guest appearances from Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Hunter Hayes, Eric Idle, Mat Kearney, LL Cool J, and Roger Miller.
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  1. 88
    Wheelhouse [is] perhaps his most ambitious album to date, taking on such hot-button topics as spousal abuse, Southern provincialism, racism and social justice alongside characteristically well-crafted mainstream country fare.
  2. Apr 9, 2013
    85
    Don't let ["Accidental Racist"] dissuade you. Paisley still knows how to have a good time and standout singles "Southern Comfort Zone" and "Beat This Summer" continue to showcase this.
  3. A lot of the time he's trying too hard to say too little or trying too clumsily to say too much, sometimes even with his trusty guitar.
  4. Apr 9, 2013
    80
    Per usual, the writing is sharp and the guitar playing impeccable. Paisley cooks through honky-tonk, country swing, the blues, rockabilly, and weepy ballads with assured command.
  5. 80
    On the excellent Wheelhouse, Brad Paisley tiptoes a fine line between satisfying his core country audience and encouraging them to more adventurous attitudes.
  6. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Despite all this defiantly cosmopolitan music, Wheelhouse finds Paisley in bittersweet reverie.
  7. Apr 9, 2013
    60
    There are times on Wheelhouse where Paisley simply has too many balls in the air and they're destined to fall.

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