Wednesday, March 19, 2008

'Backwoods Barbie' thoughts

I'd spend an hour trying to review all the songs on the new Dolly Parton album, "Backwoods Barbie," so I will give you a few brief thoughts along with some links to "professional reviews," some that I agree with and one that I dont (like the Rolling Stone review... but I'm including the link b/c you can listen to the album for free by going to the link.

I'm a big fan of Dolly, so I might be a little biased in my thoughts, but... I am really enjoying the album. "Backwoods Barbie" & "I Will Forever Hate Roses" are my favorite singles so far. I enjoyed Dolly's cover of the Fine Young Cannibals single "Drives Me Crazy" and The Miracles/Smokey Robinson's "The Tracks of my Tears."

I'll also point out that the album is on sale at Target this week for $8 and only the Target version includes live versions of "Jolene" & "Two Doors Down." I've gotta make a serious effort to see her Live b/c she's so spunky & fun.

Here are some review links:

I'm on the same page as this one

Rolling Stones review that I understand but dont agree with... but it allows you to listen to the album

Billboard's review that I pretty much agree with

I guess the bottom line is that if you are a true Dolly fan, you wont be disappointed, especially for $8!!! If you get the album or listen to it online, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

1 comment:

Joshua Middleton said...

Hey, Gurl! Thanks for the review. I'm surprised I haven't purchased this one yet - but I'll get down to it soon enough.

I really hope this does at least semi-well for her. The radio stations owe her at least as much to play her music on the air. She paved the way for a lot of these artists - like the Dixie Chicks as Rolling Stone said.

RS is always bitchy to the Divas. I wouldn't take their review to heart.

Better Get To Livin'!