Slacker Logo

Anything Goes

Advertisement
Advertisement

Review

When Florida Georgia Line released their debut Here's to the Good Times in 2012, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard had no idea what kind of good times were about to come their way. Surely, the duo had a record-breaking 2013, as their breakthrough hit "Cruise" racked up 24 weeks at number one on the Billboard country charts, breaking the record that had stood in place since 1955. Such success surely can't be replicated and, to FGL's credit, they don't seem quite as concerned with surpassing "Cruise" and "Get Your Shine On" on 2014's Anything Goes, their highly anticipated second album. Despite the loosey-goosey title, there's not much left to chance on Anything Goes: it's designed to consolidate Florida Georgia Line's success and maybe give them a little bit of cred they never amassed on their debut. Those serious moments, crystallized by the salt-of-the-earth dirgey lead single "Dirt," are where FGL stumble. Whenever the duo acknowledge their essential suburbanness -- which they do often, singing about Victoria's Secret, Bacardi, and Seven Jeans among any other number of lifestyle signifiers -- things flow just fine on Anything Goes. Kelley and Hubbard have an easy chemistry that lends itself to lubrication by Auto-Tune and the sleek digital gloss that shimmers over the entire album. Sometimes, FGL broaden their musical scope -- there's some reggae on "Sun Daze," which embraces the reggae sunsplash aspirations of its title -- but Anything Goes shines brightest when they do modulated riffs on "Cruise" or "Get Your Shine On," relying on party anthems that are bright, laid-back, and never, ever rowdy. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Read More Read Less
  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Anything Goes Florida Georgia Line 3:37
  3. 2 Sun Daze Florida Georgia Line 3:3
  4. 3 Good Good Florida Georgia Line 3:15
  5. 4 Dirt Florida Georgia Line 3:46
  6. 5 Smile Florida Georgia Line 2:49
  7. 6 Sippin' on Fire Florida Georgia Line 3:11
  8. 7 Smoke Florida Georgia Line 3:33
  9. 8 Bumpin' the Night Florida Georgia Line 3:38
  10. 9 Angel Florida Georgia Line 3:28
  11. 10 Confession Florida Georgia Line 3:8
  12. 11 Like You Ain't Even Gone Florida Georgia Line 3:27
  13. 12 Every Night Florida Georgia Line 3:4

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |