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Kinda Don't Care [Deluxe Version]

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Justin Moore 8/12/2016

Review

Justin Moore toughened up his attack on 2013's Off the Beaten Path, his third album and one that found him developing a distinctive modern rocking country that avoided the smiling swagger of bro country. Moore specialized in fusing second-hand honky tonk tradition, Heartland rock, and brawny country-rock in the vein of Hank Williams Jr., plus he had an easy way with a ballad as the hit "Lettin' the Night Roll" showed. Arriving in the summer of 2016, Kinda Don't Care accentuates all these elements, but slyly threads in pieces of the R&B-inflected country that dominated the airwaves in the three years between albums. Moore wisely doesn't attempt quick-stepping hip-hop inflections à la Sam Hunt -- he's too deliberate a singer for that -- but "Somebody Else Will" is a slow, soulful burner and "Got It Good" skips along to a buoyant beat. About a third of the record in its lengthy deluxe incarnation is dressed in this contemporary sheen, and the remarkable thing about Kinda Don't Care is how this doesn't sound like pandering: it feels like an outgrowth of his ballad side. Also, it complements the rowdy and rootsy elements of the record, making them hit a little harder. At times, Moore's rebellion can feel a little canned -- the growl of "More Middle Fingers" is a bit silly -- but usually, he gets by on his casual authority and sturdily constructed songs. No matter the sound, this is the constant on Kinda Don't Care: Moore is quietly confident, probably because he knows he has the goods. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Robbin' Trains Justin Moore 3:22
  3. 2 Put Me in a Box Justin Moore 2:42
  4. 3 Kinda Don't Care Justin Moore 4:17
  5. 4 Hell an a Highway Justin Moore 4:18
  6. 5 Goodbye Back Justin Moore 3:13
  7. 6 You Look Like I Need a Drink Justin Moore 3:5
  8. 7 Somebody Else Will Justin Moore 2:42
  9. 8 Between You and Me Justin Moore 2:57
  10. 9 Got It Good Justin Moore 2:41
  11. 10 Rebel Kids Justin Moore 3:54
  12. 11 More Middle Fingers Justin Moore 3:53
  13. 12 Life in the Livin' Justin Moore 3:5
  14. 13 Middle Class Money Justin Moore 3:39
  15. 14 Pick-Up Lines Justin Moore 3:19
  16. 15 Spendin' the Night Justin Moore 3:14
  17. 16 When I Get Home Justin Moore 3:37

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