Blake Shelton, “The More I Drink”

Blake Shelton, “The More I Drink”

It’s hardly been noticed by the country music media, but Blake Shelton has turned in a surprisingly strong traditional country album, chock full of fantastic heartache and drinking songs.  This is in the latter camp, a friggin’ hilarious rundown of how just one drink leads to one too many.    His vocals are stronger than ever on this project, and he lets it rip on this bar anthem, which deserves to return Shelton to the top of the radio charts.

Grade: A-

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7 Responses to Blake Shelton, “The More I Drink”

  1. Cowboy Bleau

    I agree 100%. THis is one of Blake’s coolest songs and its good to hear a modern bar anthem that brings back the traditional country feel without trying to make a poor attempt at sounding like Johnny or Waylon. This is one of my favorite songs that he has done.

    It has such a natural sound to Blake. It sounds like he sang the song because he liked it and the rest was jsut a bonus. I agree that Blake is always hidden in the shadows and I think thats because the likes of Keith Urban and Toby Keith, also great artists, are also well known outside the genre while Blakes pure country stance leaves his name in the hands of country fans and radio. All the same its an excellent song and I also hope it brings him to the top.

  2. Mike WhitakerNo Gravatar

    I’ll try and stay off Kevin’s toes on this one, as we finally happen to agree. I, too, think that Blake has been a bit underappreciated as of late in the fickle realm that it country radio. The “Pure B.S.” project is a very enjoyable as an entire piece of work, and has the porential to produce several solid singles. “Don’t Make Me”, Shelton’s first release of the latest album was a strong piece, and did reasonable well in airplay, while it demonstrated his ability to squeeze drop of emotion out of a ballad. Its refreshing to see Blake return to the form he perfected with “Some Beach”, and get a good heart chuckle out of us all. This rowdy little song has a catchiness to it that is a bit addictive, as the chorus will undoubtly get a few spins in my mind during quiet moments. Great song from a great artist, and a real reminder that no artist has to cubbyhole themselves.

  3. AnneyNo Gravatar

    As your average person, and a non drinking, this song gets your toes to tappen. Blake has the kind of voice that makes you sing along with him. This song is not only meant to sing in a bar but also walking down the street. Blake has been around awhile. A native of Oklahoma his sound even fits in, in the deep “South” of California. ” The Last Country Song” is another really good song. This is a must buy CD for all. “Pure BS” & Blake are sure to be around for a long time.

  4. I love this one too. I hope that Blake has a huge hit with it so he can release the wonderful “Back There Again” as a single. That is such a great ballad that it deserves a fall/winter release as a single after this one.

  5. Couldn’t agree more. Here in Oklahoma, Blake is getting some serious spins. This is one of the strongest tracks on the album.

  6. MattNo Gravatar

    I find it very hard to listen to this song very often. The second chorus is annoyingly redundant and the song just gets old after that. I just can’t bring myself to like this song the more I listen to it.

    Grade: F

  7. EmilyNo Gravatar

    I love the chorus to Some Beach, but I think the… pretty sure it’s the second verse totally ruins the song. The whole idea of a dentist doing painful work on someone not totally under yet is so cliche and overused. It just lacks creativity and sounds like something i would have made up for some writing assignment on “My Worst Day Ever”.

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