* I’m just sort of hoping this breaks big in 2014.
* I’m just sort of hoping these become singles.
Gioia, listening to The Satanist on headphones, starts cackling and making devil horns and carving little pentagrams into his arm.
My wife, God love her, complains that all male country singers sound the same. This is patently untrue. Blake Shelton sings like a smarmy geezer wiling his way into a younger crowd, while Luke Bryan’s blank prettiness belies his terror of turning into Blake Shelton. Big difference. Eric Church is the reedy outlaw, Jason Aldean is the wannabe outlaw who also wants to rap, Brantley Gilbert is the outlaw who can’t sing. Justin Moore, who claims to be an outlaw, is really a big-hearted romantic; Kip Moore celebrates “Young Love” but remains a sociopath. Isn’t this all obvious? You can hear it in their voices!
Regional Mexican radio works in a similar way; all genre radio does, really...