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Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Even within the pop landscape of today's mainstream country, Deana Carter's follow-up to her blockbuster Capitol debut surprises. Carter and co-producer Chris Farren demonstrate an uncanny instinct for hits: These 13 songs... more »
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Even within the pop landscape of today's mainstream country, Deana Carter's follow-up to her blockbuster Capitol debut surprises. Carter and co-producer Chris Farren demonstrate an uncanny instinct for hits: These 13 songs--five of which were co-written by Carter---tour through Top 40s of many decades and genres. The musical and lyrical variety--rather than Carter's singing, which is breezy, not bold--is her strong suit. "You Still Shake Me" marries ZZ Top and raunchy Hank Jr., while "Never Comin' Down" has a sly, soul groove and wah-wah guitar that sounds like Bobbie Gentry swinging to Sheryl Crow. "Absence of the Heart" has flashes of Crystal Gayle at her torchiest, while "Angels Working Overtime," Carter's best vocal performance, has hip-hop style percussion, big, Mellancamp-esque acoustic guitars, and the bubbly, laughing voices of children--and somehow the pop dazzle doesn't swamp the intense narrative. Carter isn't making country music, but her confections can be delightful, even ambitious, pop stuff.
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No "Absence of the Heart" here...
Randy | Rancho Cucamonga, California | 03/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Deana Carter is an amazing talent. Reading all the other reviews, I can't help but notice that some of you found the album disappointing. You should never really compare albums. They're never gonna be the same. Her heartfelt writing/singing/and arrangements are just as flawless as the last album. Every song she sings is a gem. DID I SHAVE MY LEGS FOR THIS was a phenomal album...and EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT was just as phenomanal. This woman is the brightest star in country music. ABSENCE OF THE HEART is easily one of the best songs that I have ever heard."
Randy | 10/28/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Deana Carter has a half step on the crop of country music cuties -- male and female -- who have knocked Haggard, Cash, Wynette et al. into oblivion. Unlike others in the genre (insipids like Neal McCoy, Shania Twain, Bryan White, David Kersh and Mindy McReady come to mind), Carter has a unique voice and genuine musical chops.And, she seems willing to challenge the Nashville forumula. You could sense that with the title of her last CD ("Did I Shave My Legs..."), even if much of the material was bland.The CD starts off promisingly, with the rocking "You Still Shake Me," and the finales ("Train Song" and the title track) are effective. But, in between, the material is a touch on the bland side. Exceptions: the Melanie chestnut, "Brand New Key" and Carter's own "Dickson County." No matter how disappointing, you can hear that she's trying to break out of the Nash-Vegas mold. And, I bet her next CD will be golden....."
Underrated sophomore album
Jake Z | Canada | 02/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Deana Carter's second album EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT was released in late 1998. The album didn't do too well, and ultimately, Deana was dropped from Capitol Records. It's a shame this album didn't catch on with country radio or fans, it's really good. It's unfair to compare this to her debut album, they are two completely different albums. This album, shows her more creative side. The album is a lot more acoustic than her first, and less commercial as well. The first single was the excellent ballad "Absence of the Heart". "People Miss Planes" is a really sweet ballad about giving love another shot. "Angels Working Overtime" may be seen as too cheesy, but it's a nice song and I like it. It was a single but didn't do too well. She covers "Brand New Key" and does a pretty good job. "Make Up Your Mind" is a nice 'in your face' kind of song. "Colour Everywhere" is my favorite ballad on the disc, it should have been a single in my opinion, would have been a hit I bet. Other highlights on the set include "Ruby Brown", "Never Comin Down" and "Michelangelo Sky". Give it a listen, it's a solid album!"