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Posted October 1, 2010
A Used Heart and A Recycled Formula
Gary Allan is a unique singer who rarely writes his own material, but seems to be growing artistically with each album. Like many other country artists who came into their own in the late '90's, Allan seems torn between his traditionalist roots and the corporate commercialism that demands a crossover power-ballad smash a la Shania Twain or Garth Brooks. Allan's first CD, ''Used Heart For Sale'' suffers from a daunting psychosis- Allan is at his best when he follows his roots and twangs through Buck Owens/ George Jones territory; unfortunately, half of Allan's debut capitalizes on the prog-country balladry that has swamped most CW performers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.