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Jake Owen, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”

Jake Owen has a powerful voice, and he can pull off a traditional country wail better than most of his fellow newcomers.    On his new single, that ability takes a backseat, as he opts for blue-eyed country soul instead.

The result is pleasant to the ears, though a slightly faster pace would make the entire proceedings more interesting.   By delivering the chorus with consistent rather than escalating intensity, the record doesn’t build to a satisfying conclusion.   Once you’ve heard the first verse and chorus, you’ve heard it all.

Grade: B-

Listen: Don’t Think I Can’t Love You

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Jake Owen, “Something About a Woman”

Jake Owen, “Something About a Woman”

A good opening verse leads to a chorus that confesses, “There’s something about a woman, some kind of sweet little something that I may never understand.”

Which reveals that there’s not really a wizard behind the songwriting curtain here. A better song would capture what the something is. A lazy song with an equally lazy performance to go with it. Meh.

Grade: C-

Listen: Something About a Woman

Buy: Something About a Woman

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