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.

    Image courtesy of Schmidt Relations

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  1. Brad Paisley is admired for his guitar playing, and for the way he mixes elements of country and rock music without pandering to either audience. Ken Tucker says that Paisley’s new album, This Is Country Music, is less a manifesto than an enjoyable way to hear him expand his fan base. [with three tracks from the album] View in High-Res

    Brad Paisley is admired for his guitar playing, and for the way he mixes elements of country and rock music without pandering to either audience. Ken Tucker says that Paisley’s new album, This Is Country Music, is less a manifesto than an enjoyable way to hear him expand his fan base. [with three tracks from the album]

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