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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the country singer was produced by Michael Knox.
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Burnin' It Down
You slip your finger through the tear in my t-shirt You stirrin' up dirty in the back of my mind You keep on flirtin' cause you know that it's... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    70
    Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt, the singer's sixth studio album is a mixture of the party songs he has become known for--but also shows a little bit more of an emotional and sensual side than listeners might be accustomed to.
  2. Oct 8, 2014
    70
    This casual, almost steely, assurance is appealing and even if the record goes on far too long at 15 tracks (18 in editions exclusive to certain retailers), this focus coalesces Old Boots, New Dirt, turning it into one of his best records.
  3. 70
    Mr. Aldean’s shtick is effective--his sturdy voice, paired with production that has more in common with sensual 1980s hard rock than modern country, makes for uncommonly brawny country music.
  4. Oct 8, 2014
    60
    All ambition and no boldness, a solidly constructed modern country album without much in the way of inspiration.
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    50
    Much of the rest of the album features ho-hum mid-tempos and ballads that don’t move the meter much in either direction.
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    50
    Even his big, guitar-driven songs owe as much to Nickelback as to Nashville – if the pedal steel on ''Two Night Town'' sounds forlorn, maybe that's because it’s competing for attention with gravelly alt-rock distortion.
  7. Oct 14, 2014
    20
    The desperation of the drinking and the narcissistic banality of the lyrics are matched by songs that have long guitar solos, or places where the bands play loudly against Aldean’s voice--which is often flat, and rarely works enough energy to move past a laconic speech song.
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  1. Oct 23, 2016
    10
    Fantastic avant-garde alt-country. An absolute masterpiece in every sense of the word. A must listen, do it straight away and as soon asFantastic avant-garde alt-country. An absolute masterpiece in every sense of the word. A must listen, do it straight away and as soon as possible. Great meme Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2017
    10
    Old Boots New Dirt is one of those albums you can listen to from cover to cover, from tracks one through fifteen because each and every trackOld Boots New Dirt is one of those albums you can listen to from cover to cover, from tracks one through fifteen because each and every track is good. It's not like Aldean put a few hit songs on here and filled the rest of the album with filler space, each and every individual song on this album is good. At the time Aldean was turning a new leaf in his life and seeing a new person and she must have been really inspirational for him. These songs are very rock-country, very power filled, some of them, and some of them are emotional and even operatic, like the song "Too Fast" on here. Songs like that demonstrate Aldean's vocal range (which is better recorded than live) and how he can sound like either a rock or an opera singer but always strong and powerful and backed by strong drum sounds. There is not a boring song on this album and it is one of the few country albums (I'm a huge fan of the genre and have been for years) that I can listen to from cover to cover. Expand