Twang

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tempting as it may be, Twang cannot be classified as a thematic counterpart to 2008's Troubadour, an album that followed through on its rugged journeyman title. Once the opening title track twangs out of view, the album quickly veers toward the comfortably weathered balladeering that Strait has made his stock in trade for the better part of three decades now, quick enough to suggest that Twang might be little more than another reliably steady Strait record. To be sure, this is recognizably within his comfort zone -- as always, when you do it as well as he does, there's no need to change -- but beneath that supple exterior there are a few surprises, chief among ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tempting as it may be, Twang cannot be classified as a thematic counterpart to 2008's Troubadour, an album that followed through on its rugged journeyman title. Once the opening title track twangs out of view, the album quickly veers toward the comfortably weathered balladeering that Strait has made his stock in trade for the better part of three decades now, quick enough to suggest that Twang might be little more than another reliably steady Strait record. To be sure, this is recognizably within his comfort zone -- as always, when you do it as well as he does, there's no need to change -- but beneath that supple exterior there are a few surprises, chief among them the re-emergence of Strait the songwriter. George hasn't penned many songs since the early '80s, when his son George "Bubba" Strait, Jr. was just a baby, but now that he's a grown man Bubba has turned into a songwriter in his own right, coaxing his dad into composing three songs with him, including the terrific tear-in-my-beer single "Living for the Night" and the breezy lament "He's Got That Something Special" (Bubba also pens the excellent Johnny Cash homage "Arkansas Dave" on his own). These are change-ups, not curveballs; Strait saved his twists for the end, when he slides into some "Hot Grease and Zydeco" or goes full-on Mariachi for the closer "El Rey." It's these little twists -- the stylistic stretches and original tunes -- that give Twang some serious character and make it more than just another sturdy Strait record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/2009
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602527121963
  • Catalog Number: 001317302
  • Sales rank: 28,420

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Strait Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Delbert McClinton Composer
Jim Lauderdale Composer
George Strait Composer
José Alfredo Jiménez Composer
Steve Bogard Composer
Dean Dillon Composer
Rick Giles Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Willis R. Nance Composer
Sherrié Austin Composer
Pat Bunch Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Gordon Bradberry Composer
Doug Johnson Composer
Jimmy Ritchey Composer
Blaine Larsen Composer
Tony Ramey Composer
Steve Williams Composer
Bubba Strait Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Stufff

    George Strait, what more can you say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great George Strait style and performance. As good as he gets.

    George Strait is amazing at determining the selection of music for his CD's. His voice is his same mellow country boy warm. I wish more of the tunes were also payed on the radio. I carry my favorite CD's in the car and Twang is included.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    George's New Album

    Anthing by George Strait is fantastic. He's the beswt country singer there is!

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