5-1-5-0 – Dierks Bentley (Capitol)

The record’s breakin’ into a gallop pretty quick outta the chute. But after s’more auditioning, it ain’t makin’ any better impression on me. There is no sing-along hook here and while the energy is appreciated, this ain’t much of a dance tune, either. This’ll probably get into or very near the Top 10, but I doubt we’ll have it in Power Gold two years hence.He’s a talent and I expect we’ll have something stronger off this fine “Home” album before very long. Like, how’s about “Diamonds Make Babies”? That there’s a killer.

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