RELEASE
October 04, 2005
LABEL
Aspirion
GENRES
Country, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Americana

Album Review

Though Joe Nichols has had a fair amount of country chart success, he's had terrible luck with record labels, which has made much of his output spottily available at best. The Early Years is, rather shockingly, the third time that Nichols' debut album has been released. First issued as Joe Nichols in 1996 and then as Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other in 2002, The Early Years is simply the same ten songs in a new package with a slightly different running order, plus the mild inducement of a bonus DVD featuring the music videos for the album's four singles. The songs are solid post-Alan Jackson mid-'90s Nashville country with a little more depth than the average hat act of the era, and there are a few minor gems here like the dryly humorous "Wal-Mart Parking Lot" and the fine country-rocker "She Could Care Less." Still, the average Joe Nichols fan has probably bought this album at least once, and he doesn't need it again. Newer fans might be interested, however.
Stewart Mason, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. She Could Care Lesshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fshe-could-care-less%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756593%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Six of One, Half a Dozen (Of the Other)http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsix-one-half-dozen-of-other%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756678%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Wal-Mart Parking Lothttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwal-mart-parking-lot%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756720%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. To Tell You the Truth, I Liedhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fto-tell-you-the-truth-i-lied%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756735%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. I Hate the Way I Love Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fi-hate-the-way-i-love-you%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756769%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Independent Girlhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Findependent-girl%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756783%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. In Spite of Myselfhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fin-spite-of-myself%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756842%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. I'm Not That Kind of Guyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fim-not-that-kind-of-guy%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210756877%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Old Cheyennehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fold-cheyenne%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210757028%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Leave the Past Behindhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fleave-the-past-behind%252Fid210756586%253Fi%253D210757129%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Six of One, Half a Dozen (Of the Other) [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-early-years%252Fid210756586%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Wal-Mart Parking Lot [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-early-years%252Fid210756586%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. To Tell You the Truth, I Lied [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-early-years%252Fid210756586%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. I Hate the Way I Love You [DVD][*]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-early-years%252Fid210756586%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. [Untitled Track]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-early-years%252Fid210756586%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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