|Me and My Gang
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Artist: RASCAL FLATTS
Title: ME & MY GANG
Street Release Date: 11/13/2006
This fourth effort from the soft-rock-masquerading-as-country band Rascal Flatts moved more than 721,000 copies its first week out, which let the female-friendly trio rub elbows with some mighty heady company. Only four other country artists (Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks, and Tim McGraw) have rolled out numbers like that, and only 24 other acts total (including Eminem, 50 Cent, U2, and Coldplay). So what's the hook, besides Gary LeVox's wounded tenor and Joe Don Rooney's boy-band face? Clearly, it's the songs. Or it usually is. On Me and My Gang, "What Hurts the Most" is the one that'll end up on a tape loop in your head, though "Yes, I Do" memorably frames romantic yearning and regret with ersatz reggae rhythms, and the sexy "Cool Thing" does a slow burn. The problem? New producer Dann ("King of Excess") Huff bloats too many tunes with screaming, by-the-book guitars and general bombast. And despite his ¨¹ber success with Faith Hill and Keith Urban, Huff has never really understood what makes country, well... country. Instead, he insultingly works in a snippet of steel guitar and a couple of family lyrics--e.g., the melodramatic "Ellsworth" is meant to pull the heartstrings of anyone who's seen the cruelty of Alzheimer's--and thinks he's thrown Nashville a bone. Worse, "Backwards" boringly reworks that hoary ol' country joke "What do you get when you play a country song backwards?," the title song is a Big & Rich ripoff, and even God gets dragged in for a half-baked attempt at middle-America resonance ("He Ain't the Leavin' Kind"). C'mon now. Call these boys pop and be done with the pandering. Joe Don's famously photographed derri¨¨re got a fairer crack than this. --Alanna Nash
- Not a big Rascal Flatts Fan
I bought this CD because my son wanted the song, 'Life is a highway'... There are only 2 other songs that we really like to listen to .. maybe it will grow on us :)...more info
- Rascal Flatts Me&&My Gang
I got this cd 4 my momma awhile ago and listened to it last nite.. I fell in love all over aogain with Rascal flatts, My favorite song is "He Ain't the leavin' kind." I would deff tell everyone to get it, even if u dont like country music... Its one hell of a cd.... So if u dont have it..u need to..it wont let u down... ...more info
- Super Recomendable!!!
The delivery time and condition was, as usual, nothing less than excellent. Thanks again for that. Regarding the product this is definitely one of the best cd's I've bought... of course if you like this music genre (country balad, rock country and so on). Great lyrics, great musicians and specially great violin arrangements which is what I love the most of country music. It's a really versatile mix of styles... a "must have".
Luz A....more info
- AWESOME CD
AWESOME CD RASCAL FLATTS HAS BROUGHT A NEW HIGH TO COUNTRY MUSIC WITH THE SONG "WHAT HURTS THE MOST" THE ENTIRE CD IS GREAT ...more info
- The Rascals are never flat!
Rascal Flatts has, again, produced music that must be considered for a CMA award. Great music...more info
- What would you expect?
My CD arrived quickly, excellent condition,and great music. What else would anyone expect from Rascal Flatts???...more info
If you haven't purchased a CD in a while....purchase this one.
Good bet....more info
- Loving the Flatts. =)
I got this cd for Christmas last year. I was a sort of Rascal Flatts fan at that point. I listened to pop radio, not country but sometimes they'd play "What Hurts The Most" And I loved it. And I am soo glad I wanted to get this cd, it's AHmazing. I listen to it all the time. Every song is amazing and I highly doubt I could pick a favorite song. There's insprational songs like My Wish And Stand, a few sadder songs like What Hurts The Most and Ellsworth. And then there's their amazing ballads, I Feel Bad, Words I Couldn't Say, To Make Her Love Me, and of course the cds athem, Me and My Gang. Every song is wonderful so go out and buy it!...more info
- Every song is excellent!
I love listening to this CD. From start to finish, every song is memorable. To me, some of the best songs on here were not ones that they released as singles. My favorite songs are actually the last three on the disc, "Cool Thing", "Ellsworth" and "He Ain't the Leavin' Kind". In my opinion, it was their best to date!...more info
- Poignant and almost a 5
Gripping with "What Hurts the Most" and makes me cry with "Elsworth".
Their remake of "Life is a Highway" is well-done and fun and made my husband's country band sit up and want to do it too.
A little too commercial/staged on "Me and My Gang" for our taste but its not a bad song.
I'm liking Rascal Flats more and more....more info
- Great Tracks
I love there music so I may be a little overboard with the comments. but you should by it....more info
- POP or COUNTRY ANSWER!
Here's an idea......."IT'S MUSIC"
...who cares what the genre that is labeled on it is - either you like the songs or you don't, give it a rest. Not every band is going to perfectly confine themselfs to the limits of a certain genre so get over it.
It could say "Rap" on the genre of this Cd and if you like the actual songs you should be like "rap? that's strange doesn't sound like rap, I hate rap, -oh well, love this cd"
(Oh on that note: This is a great cd - order it now!)...more info
- Sad days
Consider this review a eulogy for country music. The GAYng and their success proves it beyond the shadow of a doubt. Nothing country about it. Not even worthy of soft rock. Everyone is entitled to their opinion (and I am CLEARLY the minority here) but I don't even know how to classify this whiny crap. They should team up with Keith Urban on a boo-hoo collaberation of unmanly crap that would sell millions! Sad days...anyone planning country's funeral yet?...more info
- Rascal Flatts CD
The CD arrived promptly, in good condition and made my nephew very happy on his birthday. Thanks!...more info
- Daniel Johnson
This group is great. I really enjoy their music and this album has some great tracks on it. I highly recommend it....more info
- Their Best Yet
The most sold album of 2006. The #1 song of 2006, "What Hurts The Most." This facts don't lie. This is a great album. It sounds unlike anything else or anyone else, which is one of the reasons it's so great. The only song I don't really care for is the title track, "Me And My Gang." It is a bit cheesy with lyrics like, "Jump on that train. We're gonna rock this thang, cock this thang..." It is hard to find an album, though, that I like every song but one. This is one to add to your rack....more info
- almost perfect
almost every song was great.... It should go down in the books as a classic....the song "my wish" will be used for my daughter's wedding when her father dance's with her.
buy it new or used and you will get your monies worth !...more info
- cross-over country
I have never been much into country, but fell in love with one of their hits, and I like the whole cd. ...more info
- OK NOT THE BEST
I LIKE THIS CD BECAUSE IT HAS A DANCE THEME TO IT. NOT RASCAL FLATTS BEST BUT ITS OK. MY FAVORITE SONG ON THIS CD IS "WHAT HURTS THE MOST". ...more info
- SIMPLY AWESOME!!
I'm not even a country fan but I fell in love with the song "What hurts the Most" and since I bought their last CD because I fell in love with "Bless the Broken Road, I decided to buy Me and My Gang.
I must say I was impressed with the whole CD. Each song is wonderful. There are ballads, and up tempo tunes. My Wish, To Make Her Love Me, Yes I do and Pieces have turned out to be my favorites.
I recommend the entire CD!!! ...more info
Love Rascal Flatts - good tunes at a great price. Arrived promptly after ordering....more info
I think this might be my favorite RF Album. It's got your touching with Ellsworth and your hard core country with Backwards and the song you love singing along with What Hurts the Most and I Feel Bad.... Awesome album from awesome band....more info