Achin' And Shakin'

Album Review of Achin' And Shakin' by Laura Bell Bundy.

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Achin' And Shakin'

Laura Bell Bundy

Achin' And Shakin' by Laura Bell Bundy

Release Date: Apr 13, 2010
Record label: Mercury Nashville
Genre(s): Country

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Achin' And Shakin' - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

Slant Magazine - 80
Based on rating 4.0/5
80

At first blush, it seems that the last thing Nashville needs at the moment is another young blond starlet competing for face time in a crowded market. But Laura Bell Bundy’s Achin’ and Shakin’ puts nearly all of her contemporaries on notice. Showing infinitely more personality, ambition, and genre know-how in any given 10 seconds of her debut than some current country stars have shown in their entire careers, Bundy demands attention and develops a persona built on equal parts theatricality and a love-me-or-hate-me abandon.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Laura Bell Bundy is well-known as a Broadway performer, but less so as a contemporary country singer. Her debut album, Longing for a Place Already Gone, was released on her own independent LAB Records in 2007. While it never charted, it was substantial in that it recalled a much earlier era of country music without falling into pure nostalgia. Achin’ and Shakin’ is her Mercury Nashville debut, produced (mostly) by Nathan Chapman.

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The New York Times
Their review was only somewhat favourable

DR. DOG"Shame, Shame" (Anti-) Dr. Dog, the Philadelphia indie-rock band that released its first album in 2001, is already feeling its age. “Where’d All the Time Go?” asks one song title (and opening line), and it’s a recurring notion throughout “Shame Shame,” the band’s new album. .

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