Craig Wiseman

Single Review: Blake Shelton, “Gonna”

July 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

“Gonna” Blake Shelton Written by Luke Laird and Craig Wiseman “Gonna” is a mix of the old and the more recent Blake Shelton. It has shades of his current music trends, but also calls back to his more relaxed country beginnings. First, it seems that it couldn’t be a Blake Shelton song these days if there wasn’t at least a little EDM influence thrown in. Fortunately, it only starts there and then moves away fairly quickly, which allows the song to become a pleasant pop country ear worm.

Single Review: Florida Georgia Line, “Anything Goes”

September 28, 2014 // 32 Comments

“Anything Goes” Florida Georgia Line Written by Felix McTeigue, Chris Tompkins, and Craig Wiseman A piece of trash so shamelessly awful that it is beyond parody.   Beyond comprehension.  Almost beyond comment. To observe that Florida Georgia Line’s work barely qualifies as country music  seems pointless, given that it barely qualifies as music in the first place.  It’s noise.  Loud, irritating, soulless, pandering, patronizing noise.   This record is so bad that it should end with an apology and a voucher for time lost that the listener can never get back.

Album Review: Blake Shelton, Based On a True Story…

April 8, 2013 // 16 Comments


Blake Shelton
Based On a True Story…


Bear in mind that Blake Shelton isn’t just another country singer.  He is the reigning Male Vocalist of the Year for both the ACM and CMA Awards, as well as the CMA Entertainer of the Year.  Due to his position as a judge on “The Voice,” he is one of the most recognizable country stars around.  Therefore, his new album Based on a True Story… isn’t just another album release.  It’s an event.  It’s a highly anticipated occasion.  So how does Shelton kick off this record?

Retro Single Review: Tim McGraw, “Everywhere”

January 1, 2012 // 3 Comments

1997 | Peak: #1

The moment where Tim McGraw discovers subtlety and finds it suits him quite well.

“Everywhere” is the title track from the album that established McGraw as a credible artist, and its release was demanded by radio, which gave it considerably heavy airplay as an album cut.