Aldean leads again
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
– Taylor Swift will have the biggest selling album in the U.S. again this week with "1989" when the charts are out on Thursday, but, of course, it won't top the country charts. That honor goes to Jason Aldean and "Old Boots, New Dirt," which sold 35,000 units, down 17 percent.
Florida Georgia Line is sixth with "Anything Goes." The disc sold 30,000 units, down 21 percent. Brantley Gilbert's "Just as I Am" shot up from 62 to 9 with 26,000 units sold, up 306 percent. The disc was discounted to 99 cents in the Google Play store.
Sam Hunt's "Montevallo" closed out the top 10 with 25,000 units, down 64 percent.
"1989" sold 402,000 copies, down 69 percent, from the opening week sales of 1.3 million.
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Hollywood may be pushing a broadminded agenda where there are more genders than one can even count, but in Jason Aldean's world, there are only two: tough guys, and the women that love them. There's no confusion it's a guy in the "Camouflage Hat," for example. Also, nothing is said or done without also washing it down with alcohol. The opener,"Tattoos and Tequila," breaks it down into tattoos to remember, and tequila to forget.
Within its booze for every »»»
If you liked Jason Aldean's three previous number one albums, you'll like "Rearview Town." He sticks to the winning formula that has brought him past success. The 15 tracks are mainly juiced up, muscular numbers with scorching guitar. Ironically, amid the torrid tempos and high volume that dominate the collection, the ballads are the standouts, especially with the duet with the Miranda Lambert on "Drowns The Whiskey." Instead of whiskey drowning a memory, the inverse »»»
Old Boots, New Dirt
Arguing whether or not Jason Aldean's kinda (country) party is, in fact, anything remotely related to true country music is pointless. Aldean is so entrenched in the mainstream country marketplace now, we just need to accept him as he is, the same way we reluctantly accept Taylor Swift as "country." It's mighty tempting to subtitle a review of Aldean's new "Old Boots, New Dirt" release as 'Pickup Trucks & Pickup Lines,' as Aldean spends a little time »»»