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All Artists: Brad Paisley
Title: Play
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 11/4/2008
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Western Swing, Today's Country, Neotraditional, Instrumental, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972690827

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Brad Paisley, Play

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Very different - but not necessarily in a bad way
Joey Sciarra | Connecticut | 11/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Let me first start off by saying that this CD is not for everyone - especially those who are looking for a typical Brad Paisley "Time Well Wasted" type album. "Play" has only four songs that have vocals on them, which makes it pretty much a bluegrass/instrumental album. Very well done, but very non-traditional and not "cookie cutter" radio ready country music. It's a big gamble, and a lot of people are not gonna be happy about it.

That being said - wow, can this guy play the strings! Listen to him tear them up on the first two tracks "Huckleberry Jam", and "Turf's Up". There are also some mellow instrumental tunes such as "Kim", which is one of my personal favorites. The album is a little similar to Union Station and Nickel Creek type guitar play. Different stuff - and you really have to hear it for yourself to decide if it's for you or not.

Overall, I find it very interesting and ironic that two of country music's biggest stars (kenny chesney and brad paisley) both come out with non-traditional country albums within a month of each other. Kenny with his island style, and now Brad with his guitar play. Maybe this will shake up the music industry a little bit, and open the door to a wider range of new music coming into the genre.


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Genius, Very Talented Thru and Thru!!
EP FAN 4 EVR | Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania United States | 11/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brad Paisley never ceases to amaze me. This CD is not for those looking for your typical words and music, although there are a few Songs with words it is mostly instrumental and it is AMAZING!!!
I love Start A Band, Keith Urban and Brad play very well together!!! Wish they would do a double headliner tour together!!

Huckleberry Jam is AWESOME really shows his Expertise on the guitar and Cluster Pluck is great too with special guest stars James Burton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee John Jergensen Brent Masen Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner.

If you love the way Brad Plays this is the CD for you!!"
Not your typical country album
Gabriel Tarr | 11/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't listen to much country music; what little I do listen to is generally considered "alt-country". I had only ever heard a song or two by Brad Paisley before, but picked up this album based on recommendations from other guitar players. (I "Play", though not on par with Brad!) I love instrumental rock, especially instrumental guitar pieces, and think this is a great album. That said, it is pretty all over the place, and I can see staunch country-music fans might not like it. A couple of the songs have a very rockabilly Brian Setzer vibe, and "Turf's Up" is pure homage to Dick Dale. "Cliffs of Rock City" I've heard is a nod to Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" (another great instrumental rock piece). "Les is More" is a jazzy little number giving respect to Les Paul. The guitar playing is fantastic throughout, and the songs are creative and melodic, and honour those mentioned above without being derivative. My least favourite songs on this album are actually the songs with lyrics. If you're a dedicated country music fan, this might be a skip for you. If you enjoy great guitar playing and various styles of music, I'd say give this a shot, even if you never listen to country music."