Guest Blog: Is This the Worst Country Album of 2014?

[Every genre has an act tagged as “most-hated.” If it’s rock, you’re talking about Nickelback. Jazz? Kenny G. Hippy-hoppy/dancey Auto-Tuned stuff? Brokencyde. (Don’t click that link. Please.) And when it comes to country, the leading candidate for the title of Most Despised seems to be Florida Georgia Line. Contributor Scott Jones takes a look. -AC]

Florida Georgia Line: Anything Goes – A Rant:

Take a minute to search for this record along with the phrase, “worst country album ever.” It will yield several results, and this piqued my curiosity. “Worst country album ever” is rather harsh, and I found that this album deserved my attention. I firmly believe that a music critic needs to take the good with the bad, and maintain a somewhat objective point of view. However, this piece of music was simply too bad to force a shred of positivity.

Did I mention that the album hit #1 on the Billboard Country charts?

Here’s my review at Rate Your Music.

Read Scott’s recent contributions on Hank Williams III and his picks for last year’s best country albums.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Guest Blog: Is This the Worst Country Album of 2014?

  • December 10, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Loved this review! I’ve been telling my wife (huge “country” fan) that these clowns are the frat boys of country music that couldn’t get a record deal in the rock/pop avenue and said, “hey, we could do country….right?” They are the auto tune, gimmick, clothing, and haircut stealing, Nickleback copy-cats of “country”.


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