14 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Last Dollar (Fly Away) opens Tim McGraw's 2007 long-player with a bouncing, elated, feel-good mood. It was penned by Big Kenny (of Big & Rich), and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — but the tune hardly sets the tone for McGraw's ninth studio album. Most of Let It Go finds McGraw waxing weary with pensive songs and dusky ballads like "I'm Workin'," which attempts to understand the everyday weight of the blue-collar family man, or the honky-tonk rooted "Whiskey And You," another moving number that burns slowly with lyrics like "I drink 'cause I'm lonesome/ and I'm lonesome 'cause I drink," touching on how alcoholism inevitably destroys relationships. Even the slightly funky "Suspicions" is based on insecurity and a lack of self confidence, and elsewhere his lyrics admit to codependency with disturbing metaphors such as "I need you like a needle needs a vein." Things lighten up a little with "Kristofferson," where the singer longs to woo his woman with the kind of love song that Kris Kristofferson would write, and "I Need You" is a beautiful duet with McGraw's wife Faith Hill.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Last Dollar (Fly Away) opens Tim McGraw's 2007 long-player with a bouncing, elated, feel-good mood. It was penned by Big Kenny (of Big & Rich), and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — but the tune hardly sets the tone for McGraw's ninth studio album. Most of Let It Go finds McGraw waxing weary with pensive songs and dusky ballads like "I'm Workin'," which attempts to understand the everyday weight of the blue-collar family man, or the honky-tonk rooted "Whiskey And You," another moving number that burns slowly with lyrics like "I drink 'cause I'm lonesome/ and I'm lonesome 'cause I drink," touching on how alcoholism inevitably destroys relationships. Even the slightly funky "Suspicions" is based on insecurity and a lack of self confidence, and elsewhere his lyrics admit to codependency with disturbing metaphors such as "I need you like a needle needs a vein." Things lighten up a little with "Kristofferson," where the singer longs to woo his woman with the kind of love song that Kris Kristofferson would write, and "I Need You" is a beautiful duet with McGraw's wife Faith Hill.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
267 Ratings

267 Ratings

Cal Bear ,

If You're Reading This

Tim McGraw continues on his excellent string of albums with this one. The latest addition of "If You're Reading This," a touching tribute to those who have lost their battle in war is the true icing on this new cake. What's impressive about Tim's album is the seemingly smooth progression from upbeat tempo songs that get you in a groove to gentle ballads that speak to your emotion.

toiletSTORE ,

Great

I'm not a fan of Tim McGraw, much less country music, but this, I have to say was very good. The song I liked most was "If You're Reading This."

Emma Marie <3 ,

Alright

This is not his best cd ever.. however last dollar..i need you.. & if your reading this are really great songs and im sure you'll at least like them when you hear them.. give them a try..

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