Reba ?McEntire leads off her 31st album with “Strange,” an addictively sinister kiss-off that the next 12 tracks struggle to match. Though her voice has aged well, few of these tunes? provide it enough of a challenge, and the ones that do often sound like something she’s already done better. Such strong, ?female-centric lyrics are too rare nowadays, but if they’re not catchy, how will the message sink in? B? Download This: Listen to the song Strange at last.fm See all of this week’s reviews .
Keep on Loving You is contemporary country legend Reba McEntire's debut recording on the semi-independent Valory Music Company label's Starstruck imprint. It's her first new studio outing since her comeback effort, Duets, and her mammoth triple-disc hits package that fulfilled her contract to MCA Nashville, her label home for nearly 20 years. Despite its release on an indie, the production and approach are anything but, with the album being produced by Tony Brown and Mark Bright.