It Goes Like This
by Thomas Rhett
Released: Oct 2013
Label: The Valory Music Co., LLC
From the Luke Laird-produced drum-loop sing-song of "Call Me Up" to the post-LMFAO country of "Sorry For Partyin'," hip-hop infuses just about every track on Rhett's sturdy debut album, but it only comes to the front in "Front Porch Junkies (Remix)," a sippin'-on-'shine boondocks party track that possibly endorses e-cigs and inexplicably fails to rhyme "Ryman" with "rhymin'." Whether this is a victory or a defeat is for you to decide -- just make sure you listen to the defiant, not at all tongue-in-cheek "All-American Middle Class White Boy" before you make up your mind.