By Ken Tucker
October 05, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Still Feels Good


If I say Rascal Flatts are the country-music equivalent of Journey, I fear you’ll think it’s praise. The howled yearning, the florid build to every melody — this is emo-country arena rock with a (slight) twang, with the single ”Take Me There” being the most endurable…I mean, catchy. But from ”Bob That Head” — a cheery command to their fans — to the my-love’s-purer-than-yours whine of ”Winner at a Losing Game,” the music of Still Feels Good presents not beautiful losers but manipulative wimps. And ”It’s Not Supposed to Go Like That,” about kids, a gun, and death? Shameless.
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