Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Billy Ray Cyrus|
Shot Full of Love
Genres: Country, Pop
Billy Ray Cyrus may be completely convinced of the magnitude of his own heart, but you can't trust him. Throughout his fifth studio album, Cyrus berates himself (or others) for not loving enough, for not letting go, for no... more »
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Billy Ray Cyrus may be completely convinced of the magnitude of his own heart, but you can't trust him. Throughout his fifth studio album, Cyrus berates himself (or others) for not loving enough, for not letting go, for not living up to others' vague examples, for not spending more time with the kids. The sentiments are expressed in a musical and lyrical language as treacly as it is pat. Even when the themes stretch, Cyrus's voice has the uncanny capacity to transform a genuine line such as "I gave my soul to Jesus at the age of 22" (Cyrus got his start in gospel) into the thinnest gruel. Pity, as sonically Shot Full of Love is frequently satisfying, the toughest country rock he's yet mustered. Dead Reckoning veteran Mike Henderson dominates the guitar work, though it's hard to imagine him keeping a straight face while Cyrus crows about the "American Dream" or boasts about "rocking this planet." A real country song or two might have redeemed such posturing. --Roy Kasten
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the very first album Billy Ray Cyrus ever made, his self-titled debut which includes the songs Achy Breaky Heart and Could've Been Me. I also own his album "It Won't Be The Last." When I purchased this album, "Shot Full Of Love", I was mainly getting it because I love the song Busy Man. I also like I Give My Heart To You. I really must say, however, that I was really impressed with this album as a whole. I liked every song on the album, except for one called Rock This Planet. This album proves that Billy Ray Cyrus has come a long way since his Achy Breaky Heart days. I just hope that people will give him another chance. He definitely deserves it."
BRC is Back
Michael A. Magliulo | Los Angeles, CA United States | 04/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, although I wouldn't call this Billy Ray's "comeback" album, it certainly shows some evolution in his sound. True country fans, look somewhere else, but BRC fans, this is the place to turn. With tons of novelty BRC songs like the opening track, you'll find that his song choice hasn't changed much. However, he puts his heart and soul into singing these songs, and his voice has matured greatly from the days of "Achy Breaky." The sound he opts for is more of a "Storm in the Heartland," and it works. With obvious style flair like on the not-even-close-to-country rocking title track and the swinging, shades-of-Setzer "Rock This Planet," it is indeed a fun album. But comeback? No. His true comeback is Southern Rain. I recommend both for the true BRC fan."
Shot full of love-easy on the ears
linda stevens | virginia beach ,VA | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite collections of his songs- Hows my world treating you, you gotta love it, the lyrics alone are such that we all can relate to having been there and wish we could have put it so elequently. Billys has the ability to vary his vocals according to the theme of every song he sings- and then change the tempo and still make it sound completely different yet equally appealing. The man speaks and it sounds like music to my ears."