Melt

Melt

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by Rascal Flatts
     
 

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Buoyant harmonies, infectious rhythms, bright pop-country melodies, and an optimistic worldview made Rascal Flatts' 2000 debut album a platinum winner, and that formula serves the clean-cut trio well on their sophomore effort, Melt. Already a hit single before the album's release, "These Days" kicks off the disc with a heart-tugging

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Buoyant harmonies, infectious rhythms, bright pop-country melodies, and an optimistic worldview made Rascal Flatts' 2000 debut album a platinum winner, and that formula serves the clean-cut trio well on their sophomore effort, Melt. Already a hit single before the album's release, "These Days" kicks off the disc with a heart-tugging, mid-tempo meditation detailing a post-breakup life and the love lingering there. It's no doubt the first of many chart-toppers off an album that typifies state-of-the-art mainstream country. In 2002, that means it has an industrial-grade pop sheen overlaying pockets of traditional instrumentation and an ever-so-slight twang in its well-crafted vocals. But give the Flatts' boys -- Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus, and Gary Levox -- credit for bringing a lotta heart to what could be a constrictive, if lucrative, musical template. They inject a winning conviction into "Like I Am," a power ballad declaring a man's vow to work on being as good as his woman thinks he is. Stressed out by the pressures of the five o'clock world? In a charming bit of introspection, the Flatts recommend turning off your mind and making a restorative journey to "Mayberry," a place in memory where life was "black and white" and days were passed on the front porch drinking Cherry Coke. On the propulsive "Fallin' Upside Down," complex harmonies and vocal interplay, heightened by some searing '80s rock guitar and artsy keyboard flourishes, become the aural equivalent of the first deliciously dizzying feelings of new love. Rascal Flatts make no apologies for their sunny disposition, and there's no need to. A little light during dark days is always welcome. And the Melt-in-your mouth pills here go down sweetly.

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All Music Guide - Maria Konicki Dinoia
Gary LeVox has amazing vocal ability unsurpassed by any other male country singer heard on the charts today. That's why the best songs from Melt are the ballads -- he sings them with such a fiery zeal that you can't help but be transfixed by the titanic sound coming out of the speakers. But that certainly doesn't mean that the up-tempo and quicker songs aren't worth listening to. In fact, the whole 11-song collection is worth listening to over and over. A platinum-selling debut album with a follow-up sophomore album that's as brilliant as the first -- if not more so -- doesn't happen all that often in an industry subject to dozens of newcomers a minute. Their harmonies are musically superior and their songwriting efforts continue to be original and fresh. Rascal Flatts is a band that deserves more than its due.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2002
Label:
Lyric Street
UPC:
0720616503121
catalogNumber:
165031
Rank:
40351

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Melt 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I recieved an advanced copy of this CD about a week ago, and i CANNOT stop listening to it. This cd is amazing and it really highlights these boy's God-given talents. I whole heartedly recommed this CD to anyone who likes country music or even Pop music. This Cd has something for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW thats what I can say about Rascal Flatts, those guys are awesome,I love their music and how they seem to be humble guys, that truly love what there doing,there songs are so much from thier inside everytime I hear their music I stop what I'm doing to listen to everyword,and yes everyword they sing has a meaning,I see so much from these guys,their on there way....good luck guys
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had my doubts that it would be possible for Rascal Flatts to create a CD that I loved more than their debut effort - but they've done it with 'Melt'. The perfect blend of fast and slow, all done in their undeniable style - 'Melt' will do just that to your heart... "Too Good Is True" will get you up and dancing (or make you speed if you're in your car), and "Mayberry" will plaster a smile on your face. Buy it - you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album. I just love these guys I seen them in concert in August they did a excellent job. They were playing some songs from this album. I knew then that they have some more #1's on there hands. I think it's great to see some guys from Columbus, Oh to make it in country music since I am also from Ohio (Southern). I just love the song "Mayberry" it really seems like the town that I am from. Keep head strong and your dreams alive Rascal Flatts because you all have a great album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is one of the best i have ever bought in a VERY long time!! it is so amazingly good you'll never stop listening to it. the hit "these days" is acompanied by 10 other awesome songs that u can never get out of your head!! if you've only considered buying this cd, dont hesitate!
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first lisened to rascle flatts i got up and danced.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i heard this song it realated to my life i get tear drops fall down my eyes like rain
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot say enough about Melt. Nearly every song is perfect. Their fast songs like "Too Good Is True" and "Mayberry" get you dancing while their slower songs such as "Like I Am" pull at your heart strings. I could listen to Gary Levox sing the dictionary, he has the most amazing voice! Buy Melt!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The school i'm currently attending proposed to have Rascal Flatts play a concert. I had never heard of them, considering I didn't listen to country at the time. I asked my boyfriend if he recognized the name, and he did and told me to get "Melt" and try it out. I never thought i'd go country, but after listening to the Rascal Flatts, I definetly did! Their upbeat stories, unique harmonies and Gary LeVox's AMAZING voice is all the reason you need to try it out
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not generally a country music fan. Infact I only have about five country music CD's in my whole collection, but after hearing a song from this album I was hooked. This is the best country muisc album from the best country band ever. This band has true talent, and the songs put you at ease. I can describe the album with one word. Amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG me and my friends are in luv w/ this band!!!!!!!! we listen to them all the time and when they came to our town we got tickets the first day u could!!!! their conserts are awesome!! g2g bye
Guest More than 1 year ago
A while ago my mom made me listen to the album "melt" assuring me i'd like even though i wasn't too much into country.. she was wrong.. i didn't like it i LOVE it.. i love the way they have different paced songs like "i melt" is a slow song and it's touching and then "falling upside down" is a more face paced song and you can dance to it so i definetly recommend this album.. its awesome!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! i love mayberry by rascal flatts its off the hook! its like i love rascal flatts songs soooo much and then they pop out w/ a new song that is even better! Awesome job guys keep up the good work!!! YOU HAVE TO BUY THE CD!!! Yea- you sittin there reading this!!! GO AND BUY BUY BUY!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the CD for just a few songs but I love every song on there. I listen to the CD over and over and never get bored of it. THat is a great CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of my favorite songs are on "Melt" I bought the CD and I never get bored listening to it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW.... rascal flatts are a great group their voices are so ...well to die for...i could listen to them and any cd they have made everyday all day... i mean lets face it...the boys are way gifted!! and there performance at the cma's wow amazing...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this band is totally awsome. And I think all the guys are totally cute
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just lve this cd it's off the charts with the song i melt this cd makes you want to melt and have seen the video for the i melt wow is it hot they do the song live amd it's so good i got this cd and there first one just this week and can't waite to get the other one they truly rock and are so hot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd especially songs like, Love You Out Loud and Shine On. Their songs are sweet and just very nice to listen to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title track is one of the best on the album - an album where each and every song is great. I highly recommend this album in addition to all other Rascal Flatts albums!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love rascal flatts!!! they are the best!!!!!!!! go rascal flatts!!
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