You Get What You Give

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  1. Perhaps what's most encouraging about You Get What You Give, though, is that Zac Brown Band hasn't played it safe. Instead, they've played fast and loose with a set of influences that owe far less to country music than to Southern rock, jam bands, and reggae.
  2. This is a band built for flexibility at live shows and for stretching numbers out, but thanks to Brown's easy, natural honky tonk singing and sharp songwriting, ZBB also deliver confidently in the tighter restraints of a studio setting.
  3. The circuitous path to success has done the band good: it's given Brown and company time enough to develop a winsome country-rock style without undue meddling from the major-label mediocracy, and it shows on You Get What You Give.
  4. Though You Get What You Give is not their strongest offering to date, it certainly points to a most promising future. And that in and of itself is probably all the music world really needs.
  5. While no one wants an existential crisis at the beach barbecue, these guys really shine when they ditch the polish in favor of some bite.
  6. He has a great voice, but most songs on this follow-up release fall into the sugary commercial country column.
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  1. Oct 13, 2011
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    This album is good, but not nearly as good as their first album.
    There are far too many slow songs on this album, and not enough of the upbeat
    This album is good, but not nearly as good as their first album.
    There are far too many slow songs on this album, and not enough of the upbeat feel-good songs of the first album.
    Still, Zac Brown Band is hopefully the direction that country music is going these days, as it is very good.
    Keep it up Zac Brown Band!
    On another note, when i saw them in concert here at Red Rocks in Colorado last year, they didn't play any of their old songs, and just played the new album (which at this time was unreleased), and a few terrible covers of other peoples music! It was very disappointing. When you pay that kind of money for a concert, i expect to hear music i know - not music that the band is interested in playing.
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