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Blake Shelton-"Pure BS"(Warner Brothers)

by Greg Kot & Alison Bonaguro

(Published May 4, 2007
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While Blake Shelton's wit doesn't come through in every tune on his latest effort, there are a few knock-outs that'll let listeners in on his funny side. On "The More I Drink," Shelton manages to make the slippery slope of alcoholism downright charming, admitting that "If I have one/I have 13/No there ain't no in between." And on the "The Last Country Song," with help from George Jones and John Anderson, his honky-tonk cred goes up a notch. But on ballads, such as "She Don't Love Me," he showcases his raspy belting ability with lyrics that aren't quite as tear-inducing as on past albums.

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