Release Date: Apr 7, 2009
Record label: Lyric Street
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From a trio that was just named Top Vocal Group at the Academy of Country Music Awards for a record seventh consecutive year, you want an album of 11 unforgettable tracks. That didn’t happen. The love-based toe tappers leave you longing for Keith Urban, while the party song ”Summer Nights” actually sends you running to see if it’s from High School Musical 2.
Here comes the hubris. Rascal Flatts managed to keep it at bay through most of the 2000s, even as they turned into the biggest act in country music, but with their sixth album, Unstoppable, they succumb, trading their "aw shucks" persona for a title that Michael Jackson somehow missed in his King of Pop phase and acting like superstars, not boys next door made good. That humble streak always kept Rascal Flatts relatable, even when they went multi-platinum and drifted into colorless country-pop, and without it the group sounds a little bloated.