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The Dreamer

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Download links and information about The Dreamer by Blake Shelton. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:55 minutes.

Artist: Blake Shelton
Release date: 2003
Genre: Country
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:55
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Heavy Liftin' 3:26
2. The Baby 3:54
3. Asphalt Cowboy 3:39
4. In My Heaven 3:10
5. The Dreamer 3:59
6. My Neck of the Woods 3:45
7. Underneath the Same Moon 3:52
8. Georgia In a Jug 3:06
9. Playboys of the Southwestern World 4:28
10. Someday 3:36

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Rough, rawboned energy drives Blake Shelton's sophomore release, but it's not quite enough to distract from its brevity or the fact that the young singer would benefit from a little more seasoning. His vocal technique is fine, and his willingness to tackle a lyric is admirable; the problem lies more with the material, which represents the doldrum state of songwriting in music city. The story told by "The Baby," for instance, has been told more than a few times: basically it's "My mom is dead." But whether presented tongue-in-cheek, as in the Commander Cody trucker lament "Mama Hated Diesels," or as poetry, which Merle Haggard achieves in "Mama Tried," there's something less formulaic in the older tunes. The same applies throughout The Dreamer, which explains why Shelton is at his strongest on the least-ambitious material, such as "Playboys of the Southwestern World," a rowdy collision of "Brown Eyed Girl" and "American Pie," sung with a mischievous twist that suggests, at times, Bruce Springsteen with a corn liquor hangover. None of the drawbacks of The Dreamer suggest any reason for pessimism about Shelton's prospects; there's nothing here that an escape from music row wouldn't cure. ~ Robert L. Doerschuk, Rovi