15 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If one song can sum up the rip-roaring energy on Jason Aldean’s eighth studio album, it’s “Gettin’ Warmed Up”, a swirling mix of electric-guitar riffs, country-rock choruses and an explosive rap interlude. “You need a good time?/Well, I brought it,” he spits with the conviction of a Beastie Boy. Rearview Town is indeed a good-time ruckus, full of swaggering, arena-ready country anthems backed by rock muscle (“Up in Smoke”, “Set It Off”). A tender moment arrives in “Drowns the Whiskey”, an expressive, harmony-driven duet with Miranda Lambert. Album closer “High Noon Neon”, the inspiration for his accompanying tour, leaves the energy at a 10.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If one song can sum up the rip-roaring energy on Jason Aldean’s eighth studio album, it’s “Gettin’ Warmed Up”, a swirling mix of electric-guitar riffs, country-rock choruses and an explosive rap interlude. “You need a good time?/Well, I brought it,” he spits with the conviction of a Beastie Boy. Rearview Town is indeed a good-time ruckus, full of swaggering, arena-ready country anthems backed by rock muscle (“Up in Smoke”, “Set It Off”). A tender moment arrives in “Drowns the Whiskey”, an expressive, harmony-driven duet with Miranda Lambert. Album closer “High Noon Neon”, the inspiration for his accompanying tour, leaves the energy at a 10.

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