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]

  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


    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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