Nothing Like This

Nothing Like This

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by Rascal Flatts
     
 

After the lethargic hubris of Rascal Flatts' sixth album Unstoppable it seemed like the friendly trio had settled into a carefully calculated rut so it's good to hear that switching labels for 2010's Nothing Like This has revived the band considerably. Nothing Like This doesn't offer anything new - if ever there was a band adverse to risk, it's Rascal Flatts who have… See more details below

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After the lethargic hubris of Rascal Flatts' sixth album Unstoppable it seemed like the friendly trio had settled into a carefully calculated rut so it's good to hear that switching labels for 2010's Nothing Like This has revived the band considerably. Nothing Like This doesn't offer anything new - if ever there was a band adverse to risk, it's Rascal Flatts who have never strayed from the sunny sound of their 2000 debut - but everything from the melodies to the very sound of the tight 11-track record seems brighter than the trio's last few records. Certainly, Rascal Flatts have made a conscious decision to not drift toward sleepiness, injecting a high number of propulsive tunes into the body of the record. Several of these have the echoing pulse of an arena - the opening "Why Wait," "All Night To Get There" - but they also ride "Red Camero" on chords reminiscent of "Life Is A Highway," jauntily skip through "Play" and take "Tonight Tonight" to the verge of rock & roll. Naturally, they haven't abandoned ballads, going so far as to enlist Natasha Bedingfield for a questionable stab at pop radio crossover, but the emphasis isn't these slow, swaying numbers, the album is all about balance, all about executing the usual with precision. It's a fresh coat of paint on a sturdy old house.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
Label:
Big Machine Records
UPC:
0843930004157
catalogNumber:
0100
Rank:
2282

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rascal Flatts   Primary Artist
Robbie Buchanan   Piano,Hammond B3
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Dann Huff   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Sitar
Chris McHugh   Drums
Tim Pierce   Electric Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Tim Akers   Piano
Jay DeMarcus   Bass,Keyboards
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Joe Don Rooney   Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Natasha Bedingfield   Vocals
David Huff   Percussion
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Hammond B3

Technical Credits

Ben Fowler   Engineer
Hunter Hayes   Composer
Dann Huff   Producer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Steve Robson   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Bonnie Baker   Composer
Jay DeMarcus   Composer
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Chris Lindsey   Composer
Jason Sellers   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
Rascal Flatts   Producer
Joe Don Rooney   Composer
Gary LeVox   Composer
Adam Ayan   Mastering
Joe Collins   Composer
Ryan Tedder   Composer
Sean Neff   Digital Editing
Natasha Bedingfield   Duet
David Huff   Programming,Digital Editing
Katrina Elam   Composer
Whitney Sutton   Copy Coordination
Brian Kennedy   Producer
Christopher Rowe   Digital Editing
Busbee   Composer
Mike Mobley   Composer
Paul Jenkins   Composer
Aimee Mays   Composer
Chris Tompkins   Composer

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