Title - 'Kinda Don't Care'
Artist - Justin Moore
Well, for those not in the know, Justin Moore is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group. For that label, he has released four studio albums — his self titled debut in 2009, Outlaws Like Me in 2011, Off the Beaten Path in 2013, and now Kinda Don't Care on August12th, 2016. He has also charted eleven times on the Hot Country Songs, including the number one singles "Small Town USA," "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," "Til My Last Day," "Lettin' the Night Roll," and "You Look Like I Need a Drink," and the top 10 hits "Backwoods" and "Point at You."
Kinda Don't Care is yet another departure, a growth if you will for Moore and even before the full album had even been released, his fans were drawing a definitive line in the sand about it: they either liked it and were on board, or they hated it, with a passion!
1. "Robbin' Trains"
2. "Put Me in a Box"
3. "Kinda Don't Care"
4. "Hell on a Highway"
5. "Goodbye Back"
6. "You Look Like I Need a Drink"
7. "Somebody Else Will"
8. "Between You and Me"
9. "Got It Good"
10. "Rebel Kids"
11. "More Middle Fingers" (featuring Brantley Gilbert)
12. "Life in the Livin'"
I mean, no one can deny the vocal standards of Moore, in general, and this latest album definitely showcases high standards of some worthy vocal gymnastics, trust me! Me personally, well, I truly appreciate the new layers in both sound and style here, especially kicking off with both the full on "Robbin' Trains" and the mid-tempo "Put Me In A Box".
Moore was one of the few Country artists out there that stayed true to the way Country music should sound, but even he admits that it was time to alter things slightly: "“This music on this album, there’s a really good combination of things like ‘You Look Like I Need a Drink’ — which is pretty much right down my alley — and stuff that’s a little bit different for us, which is something we have to continue to push ourselves to do.”
Anyway, tracks like the uptempo ballad "Hell On A Highway", the uber fan "You Look Like I Need A Drink", the frenetic "Somebody Else Will" and the thoughtful "Between You And Me" all come together perfect to create, in MHO a really great album.
In closing, and in truth, if you love that pop and hip hop sound then you'll probably love this album, but if you're like thousands of his long time fans who have loved and adored all he has brought out beforehand, well, you might be a tad bit disappointed here with Kinda Don't Care. But just a tad!