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Ghost Canyon

Title - 'Charleston, SC 1966' (Capitol Nashville)
Artist - Darius Rucker

I'll be frank here ... my inner struggle is trying to determine if 'Charleston, SC 1966' is a better album than 'Learn to Live.' It is a very tough call since there are so many good tracks collected on one album. My favorite tracks on this album are "In A Big Way," "This," "Might Get Lucky," "Whiskey and You," "Southern State of Mind," "The Craziest Thing," "Things I'd Never Do," and "Love Will Do That."

Many of the songs I listed are upbeat and fun which is the kind of music that Darius likes to make. The slower songs are powerful and convincing especially "Whiskey and You" and "Things I'd Never Do." "Come Back Song" isn't the strongest song on the album for those hesitant to purchase.

If you purchased Learn to Live based on "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" you will be blown away by the rest of the album once again. "I Don't Care" is a typical Brad Paisley style song which is a sure fire number one summer song. For me, the weakest track on the album is "We All Fall Down" it reminds me of "If I Had Wings" on Learn to Live which was the only song I skipped regularly. If you liked Learn to Live, you will love this album just the same, it is hard to pick between the two. [ES]