Dangerous Man

Studio Album by released in 2006
Dangerous Man's tracklist:
Dangerous Man
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Ladies Love Country Boys
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I Came Here to Live
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Swing
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Ain't No Woman Like You
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Southern Hallelujah
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I Wanna Feel Something
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High
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Fightin' Words
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The Stubborn One
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Ride
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Words Get in the Way
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Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (video mix)
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Dangerous Man review

A worthy continuation of Trace Adkins’ successful career

The American country music singer Tracy Darrel ‘Trace’ Adkins has been holding pride of place among the country hit-makers for about ten years now. His deep distinctive baritone is recognized everywhere in the USA, and the recent single Honky Tonk Badonkadonk has become one of the most popular songs in many bars and cafes. The exclusive video mix on this hit is included into Adkins’ latest album Dangerous Man, a follow up to the double-platinum record Songs About Me. The collection of 12 new songs, most of which are also candidates for being called country hits, has already received the highest acclaim of the audience. Stylistically Dangerous Man differs from Trace Adkins’ previous works, for there are more rock elements and the tracks are defined for sharpness unusual for country music. The album presents a nice mixture of funny songs and philosophical ballads, some of which have a distinct personal character and, as it often happens, reveal the singer’s most subjectively valuable beliefs. Partially, Dangerous Man reminds the works of Toby Keith, but on the whole it is an original record and a worthy continuation of Adkins’ successful career.

The base for Dangerous Man is Southern rock

Earlier Trace Adkins tried to be a careful musician making definitely lucky songs, but avoiding any experimentation. On Dangerous Man he seems to deviate from this tendency, for the base for his new creation is Southern rock, which leads to a somewhat different sounding of all the tracks. The album opens with the title song Dangerous Man, on which Adkins lets everybody know, what he thinks of himself: in day-to-day life he is ordinary and predictable guy, whilst staying alone with a woman, he can be really dangerous. It is a funny song with a pleasant rhythm and impressive guitar riffs. Ladies Love Country Boys and Southern Hallelujah are anthems to living in the South, whereas the more serious ballads I Came Here To Live and The Stubborn One are devoted to such values as fatherhood, motherland and a man’s roots. Beautiful love songs Aint No Woman Like You and I Wanna Feel Something surprise with the well-written lyrcis, while on a typical country track Fightin’ Words Trace enumerates things that are sacred for him and tells everyone, that disregarding this makes the singer dangerous, too. The final song among the new Words Get In The Way is a sensual ballad with a rhythm that makes you move along with its beat, and ultimately Trace Adkins has decided to entertain the listeners with a great remix of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.

Trace Adkins has proved he is able not only to have fun

The real country crooner Trace Adkins has a firm reputation of an honest and hearty singer, pleasing the audience with radio-friendly hits all the time. On Dangerous Man he has once again confirmed this status and also added something else to it – just a little of experiment. As a result, the album has marked a positive change to a wider range of manner of playing and even the artist’s appealing baritone. As for the lyrics, there are its good and bad points, for what has been aimed to sound funny sometimes sounds a bit ridiculous, but as for the serious compositions, they are surprisingly touching and thought provoking. This effect is quite rarely expected from a country performer, and Trace Adkins has proved he is able not only to have fun, but also express very mature and wise thoughts. Yet, the ending of the album – an amusing song perfect for being played in a bar – speaks for the fact that he wants the listeners to smile more often than think. The singer’s new ideas and the inclination to toughen his music are sure to lead him to further hits and successive albums. For now, if you want to forget about all the problems and relax, Dangerous Man is just the right album for you.