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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Jake Owen - 'Days of Gold' (December 3 2013)

days of gold single coverImage courtesy of RCA Nashville Records
This summer, Jake Owen revealed the release date of his fourth studio album on Jimmie Kimmel -- as well as an album trailer sure to wet fans' appetites. Feast your eyes and ears.
 The album got some positive reviews from Allmusic, Country Weekly, Got Country Online and USA Today. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave it a three-and-a-half out of five stars, and thought that the album had a less polished sound than its predecessor. He wrote that "There's no mistaking Days of Gold for anything earthy, but this sonic thawing winds up emphasizing Owen's inherent sweetness in an appealing fashion."At Country Weekly, Tammy Ragusa graded the album to be an A-, saying that Owen's voice was "ffortless and easy", and that its themes seemed like an artistic evolution from the previous album. Donna Block of Got Country Online gave it a perfect five star rating, and called this album "precious", which fans and listeners alike should own this album. At USA Today, Brian Mansfield rated it a three out of four stars, and felt that after the first three songs that the album goes south somewhat, which he noted that the hits are likely to be the "party songs"; however, he affirmed that "the others separate him from the pack."