Genre ยป Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum (2008 FLAC)

Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum (2008 FLAC)

Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum (2008 FLAC)

Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum (2008 FLAC)

Artist: Lady Antebellum
Album: Lady Antebellum
Release/Reissue: 2008
Genre: Country

01. Love Don’t Live Here
02. Lookin’ For A Good Time
03. All We’d Ever Need
04. Long Gone
05. I Run To You
06. Love’s Lookin’ Good On You
07. Home Is Where The Heart Is
08. Things People Say
09. Slow Down Sister
10. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
11. One Day You Will

Lady A is a two-guys-and-a-girl trio comprised of co-lead singers Charlie Kelley and Hillary Scott with multi-instrumentalist Dave Haywood. The group is also a songwriting collective, a Nashville rarity, co-writing most of the songs on its self-titled debut album. The three may have come up with material as good as what a publisher could have provided, although they never stray too far from formula, as reused titles like “Love Don’t Live Here,” “Long Gone,” “I Run to You,” “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” suggest. Love is true or false, depending on the song, or it’s forgotten in the honky tonk haze of “Lookin’ for a Good Time.” Kelley has a sturdy country baritone, but he sometimes sounds a bit too pleased with his own rich tone and comes off mannered. Scott, by contrast, seems to know that her voice can’t match Kelley’s for distinctiveness, so she works harder at coming up with striking phrasing and emotional force. The contrast gives their duets a chemistry that is the band’s strongest element. Producers Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley give the record a pop/rock sound, with plenty of guitars and rhythmic punch, the better to goose a little more feeling from the singers. At this point, Lady A is a group that seems to know the basics of contemporary country but isn’t ready to move beyond them or redefine them for its own ends. Still, this is a good beginning.