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Pull My Chain
Genres: Country, Pop
For a meat 'n' potatoes country singer like Toby Keith, he does a pretty good job of showing a sensitive side, though his ballad baritone goes slightly shaky when left out too long. Even so, with a basic mixture of beery b... more »
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For a meat 'n' potatoes country singer like Toby Keith, he does a pretty good job of showing a sensitive side, though his ballad baritone goes slightly shaky when left out too long. Even so, with a basic mixture of beery braggadocio and tender sentiment Keith (who cowrites most of his material) seems to have hit his stride and has found a formula that commercial country has finally embraced. On this follow-up to his 1999 How Do You Like Me Now, production values remain slick, considering how much testosterone is involved, but there's still room for this Oklahoma boy to strut while a handful of heavy metal arpeggios punctuate the proceedings. --Henry Cabot Beck
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Toby Keith W0W!
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Toby Keith does it once again!
DanD | 09/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In a day where singer/songwriters aren't as popular as they once were, Toby Keith has been unfortunately overlooked until recently. This CD follows up his hit "HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?!", and is even better.
"PULL MY CHAIN" opens with the catchy "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight", and follows with the rap/country mix of "I Wanna Talk About Me." "I Can't Take You Anywhere" follows the same beat, but the album slows down (tempo-wise, not quality) for "You Leave Me Weak", probably one of the best country love songs of the year. "Tryin' To Matter" is about trying to make it all work out. "Pull My Chain" is one of the highlights of the album, combining humor and wit and love (as do a lot of the songs) into four minutes of fun. "The Sha La La Song" is also a great tune to listen to. "Pick 'Em Up and Lay 'Em Down" will get you dancing and singing along, which, I know from experience, is tricky to do at the same time! "Forever Hasn't Got Here Yet" sounds like it was made exclusively for radio, whether that be good or bad. "Yesterday's Rain" is about how love never fades away, even when your love one does. "My List" is a song for all of us--how, even though we have things to do, we must always make time for those we love. "You Didn't Have As Much To Loose" is another love-gone bad ballad, showing Keith's emotional side. And don't forget Keith's writing abilities; he cowrote nine of the album's twelve songs. THAT's talent! For Toby Keith fans and nonfans alike, this is one album you don't want to miss. So buy it and PULL MY CHAIN!"
TOBY KEITH COMES THRU AGAIN!!
Mary E. Nicotera | Western New York | 09/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I'm a long-time Toby Keith fan (way back to his initial release, "Should Have Been a Cowboy"), I still feel that I can be objective when it comes to his new material. Order "Pull My Chain" NOW--you won't be disappointed. And...PLAY IT LOUD! How better to listen to his deep, clear, resounding voice?The instrumentation on this particular CD is outstanding, and the production is crisp and top-notch. Toby really branches out on this one, trying some different musical paths. This CD will appeal to the "die-hard country fan", as well as to those who are just starting to test the country waters. My particular favorite tracks are--
"Pick 'em Up & Lay 'em Down"--written by Dave Loggins, but Toby makes this one his own. Play this one VERY LOUD!
"I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight"--this one RACED up the charts, and is currently "stuck" @ #2 on Billboard.
"I Wanna Talk About Me"--sure to be a crowd pleaser, and will certainly appeal to the male persuasion (and to the women of the world who like to laugh at themselves...like me).
"You Didn't Have as Much to Lose"--one of Toby's signature power ballads.I could go on because there are several more songs that could easily become hits on this CD. PICK UP THIS CD...YOU WON'T LAY IT DOWN! You don't just get "Meat and Potatos"...you get dessert, too!"