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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The change alluded to in the title of Rascal Flatts' Changed refers to the trio's embrace of self-production of its eighth album, but longtime followers and casual observers alike can be forgiven for thinking nothing is different here. Like any of Rascal Flatts' records, Changed is a smooth machine pumping out arena-country anthems and power ballads, interrupted by the occasional silly novelty or platform-jumping crossover. Here, they're not rubbing elbows with the likes of Natasha Bedingfield -- the British diva who didn't help the group break through in the U.K., but their "Easy" did reach the U.S. Adult Contemporary Top 20, which admittedly isn't foreign ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The change alluded to in the title of Rascal Flatts' Changed refers to the trio's embrace of self-production of its eighth album, but longtime followers and casual observers alike can be forgiven for thinking nothing is different here. Like any of Rascal Flatts' records, Changed is a smooth machine pumping out arena-country anthems and power ballads, interrupted by the occasional silly novelty or platform-jumping crossover. Here, they're not rubbing elbows with the likes of Natasha Bedingfield -- the British diva who didn't help the group break through in the U.K., but their "Easy" did reach the U.S. Adult Contemporary Top 20, which admittedly isn't foreign territory for Rascal Flatts -- and they've toned down the brightness that gave 2010's Nothing Like This some cheer, a subdued shift that's evident even on goofy roof-raising party tunes like "Banjo" or "Friday" on its expanded Deluxe Edition; regrettably, it is not a Rebecca Black cover. Changed marches to a deliberate beat, the tempos shifting only slightly when things get either insistent or gentle, the group layering its harmonies heavily on both the soft and loud numbers, giving every cut a candied gloss. Taken in one sitting, this can be too sweet, but that's largely due to that unwavering beat and how it makes everything blend together, with the melodies not being quite strong enough to give the slickness definition. Which isn't to say that there aren't songs that announce themselves, in ways both good the cool assured adult contemporary pulse of "Hot in Here" and bad the repetition of "She's Leaving" is an instant irritation, but Changed always errs on the side of caution. And perhaps that says a lot about Rascal Flatts: when left to their own devices, they take fewer risks than usual.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2012
  • Label: Big Machine Records
  • UPC: 843930006175
  • Catalog Number: 0200
  • Sales rank: 28,560

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Changed (4:22)
  2. 2 Banjo (4:17)
  3. 3 Hot In Here (3:53)
  4. 4 Come Wake Me Up (4:23)
  5. 5 She's Leaving (3:17)
  6. 6 Let It Hurt (3:54)
  7. 7 Lovin' Me (3:26)
  8. 8 Hurry Baby (3:56)
  9. 9 Sunrise (5:07)
  10. 10 Great Big Love (3:24)
  11. 11 A Little Home (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rascal Flatts Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Robbie Buchanan Piano
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Dann Huff Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Sitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Chris McHugh Drums
Gordon Mote Piano
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin, Accordion, Cello, Viola
Jay DeMarcus Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dorian Crozier Drums
Tom Bukovac Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Joe Don Rooney Electric Guitar, Vocals
Gary LeVox Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin
Travis Toy Banjo, Steel Guitar
JeneƩ Fleenor Fiddle
Charlie Judge Synthesizer, Strings, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Marti Frederiksen Composer
Mark Hagen Engineer, Digital Editing
Dann Huff Producer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Tom Hambridge Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Jay DeMarcus Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
Gordie Sampson Composer
Kelley Lovelace Composer
Jason Sellers Composer
Jimmy Yeary Composer
Rascal Flatts Producer
Joe Don Rooney Composer
Gary LeVox Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Sean Neff Programming, Engineer, Digital Editing
David Huff Programming
Sean McConnell Composer
Caitlyn Smith Composer
Becky Reiser Graphic Design
Whitney Sutton Copy Coordination
Ashley Gorley Composer
Nathan Chapman Composer
Johan Fransson Composer
Tobias Lundgren Composer
Tim Larsson Composer
Dallas Davidson Composer
Tony Martin Composer
Charlie Judge Programming
Paul Jenkins Composer
Kelly Lovelace Composer
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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Completely amazing! I loved this album! It's exactly what I love

    Completely amazing! I loved this album! It's exactly what I love about Rascal Flatts, Changed is totally one of their best albums!

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    Posted April 28, 2012

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