Balls

Balls

by Elizabeth Cook
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Balls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an unbelievable follow up to her last album, "This Side of the Moon". I, for one, thought it would be very difficult for this super-talented singer/songwriter to ever top it not because I doubted her ability or creativity.........just because that record was so damn good. I couldn't have been more wrong. "Balls" is like Godfather II or Spiderman II: much better than the original. Give some credit to producer Rodney Crowell, but give Elizabeth tons of credit for her amazing lyrics and heartfelt vocals. This is a kind of country music that's hard to categorize, but it's the kind the very best of the genre are noted for: the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton and Dwight Yoakam. The common denominator is that they write their own stuff, and sing it with a kind of passion and intensity most popular singers never bring to their music. The title cut may get all the attention, and it's a helluva song. But, it's no better than 8th best on this album. Every listener will have personal favorites, but this will be a record most will want to play all the way through every time. It's fitting that the final track is a cover of Tim Carroll's superb "Always Tomorrow". Guess we've been put on notice that more and better stuff is on the way. I won't be a doubter this time. Only one complaint. Too bad the album didn't include a 12th track. The obvious oversight was a duet with Rodney Crowell of "Love Hurts". If you ever have the chance to hear them perform it live, you'll know what I mean. Buy this record, and if you don't already own "This Side of the Moon", pick that one up as well. If you're disappointed in the least, give them to someone with taste who can appreciate good country music. J.D. from Texas