1. Critic Ken Tucker weighs in on the controversy over the song "Accidental Racist" on Brad Paisley’s new album, Wheelhouse:

The biggest sin of “Accidental Racist” is that its good intentions topple over into sentimentality too easily — and that its melody, something Paisley usually constructs with a firm complexity bolstered by his superb guitar playing, is here merely a languid loop designed to let the words take precedence.

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    Critic Ken Tucker weighs in on the controversy over the song "Accidental Racist" on Brad Paisley’s new album, Wheelhouse:

    The biggest sin of “Accidental Racist” is that its good intentions topple over into sentimentality too easily — and that its melody, something Paisley usually constructs with a firm complexity bolstered by his superb guitar playing, is here merely a languid loop designed to let the words take precedence.

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