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Tight Rope (Arista)

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Tight Rope

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Arista

We gave it a B

B&D’s party-and-pain formula is way too predictable by album No. 6: ”Beer Thirty” sounds like a rewrite of ”Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and songs like ”Texas and Norma Jean” — which recalls an encounter with Marilyn Monroe — strain credibility. But when Ronnie Dunn launches into his three-minute soliloquies on relationships gone wrong (most effectively on a remake of John Waite’s ”Missing You”), the world slows to the tempo of tears. B

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