1. I don’t necessarily mind this song, but I really wished she released “Beer on a Boat” instead, given this is summer and all. And it’s a much better song than this one.

  2. Yep, ‘fraid so. I wanted to like what Ashton Shepherd releases, and I do enjoy the breezy mandolin-laced sound of this record, but there’s just not enough lyrical substance to keep me interested.

  3. I absolutely adored Ashton Shepherd’s last album, and have been sorely looking forward to this new one. But based on what I’ve heard so far, I won’t even be buying it.

  4. It’s songs like this with this loud “I AM COUNTRY!” ring to them that make me consistently dubious of the country genre, and it shouldn’t have to be this way.

  5. I’m worried for this album. It’s like they’ve run her through a Generic filter.

    (Though I dig the new ‘female Robin Hood’ look)

  6. You can listen to the whole album several places online. NPR for one. I like some of the slower songs on the album better than the ones on the EP, and even those are growing on me. I think the album will do fine. She’s only a couple of years older than Taylor Swift. Still one of my favorite artists.

  7. Yeah, having listened to it over at NPR, I’m more positive than I was initially after hearing the singles. Still prefer her first album though.

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