We gave it a B+
Yoakam attempts to replicate nearly the entire pop canon, country-style. He moves from the mariachi-flavored ”Sorry You Asked” to the Rolling Stones-influenced ”Never Hold You,” mixing in Buck Owens Bakersfield honky-tonk and the dreaded Nashville sound of the ’60s. The result is his most ambitious effort yet. It’s also his least affecting — he’s so busy getting the synthesis right that he forgot the soul.