Sad Opening Sentences Dept.

Jan 15th, 2009 // 6 Comments

“Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and karaoke versions of Taylor Swift’s two albums highlight the list of late winter and spring country album releases.” (Emphasis (perhaps unnecessarily) added.) [CMT]

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  1. Anonymous

    The initial “earles[s]” cropped image on the link is funny, intentional or not.

    Not to completely bag on country (and not to bag on karaoke in the least) but it’s sad when a genre that restricted in both sound and image (much like mainstream radio “modern rock”) can potentially rely on selling a karaoke album as a viable product.

  2. Chris Molanphy

    Good thing you threw in that subhead — our former Fearless Leader would have a bone to pick

  3. Anonymous

    I’m a practicing karaoke-ist, so I have no qualms with the art form.

  4. ObtuseIntolerant

    I would rather karaoke TSwift songs than listen to her sing them…is that helpful commentary?

    In fact my sister and I have discovered that her songs make brilliant sources for (good-natured! maybe!) parody.

  5. dabug

    I would absolutely buy both Taylor Swift karaoke albums before Rascal Flatts, fwiw. (Create your own Radio Disney and/or non-homophobic editS!)

    But not before Keith Urban, who is underrated — last known spotting (that I’m aware of, which isn’t saying much) of John Shanks, too. (I think Shanks has mostly been doing country stuff?)

  6. Anonymous

    @ObtuseIntolerant

    I’d let Weird Al know how parody-ready Swift’s songs are, if I were you. He did a good job with Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” all those years ago. (Though I don’t know that I’d want to see him attempt to dress like Swift in concert…)

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