The other day, I purchased the Dixie Chicks newest CD, Taking the Long Way. This marks two “firsts” for me: it’s the first time I have ever purchased a “country” album, and it’s the first time I have purchased a CD as a political statement. In brief, I bought this not so much because I’m a Dixie Chicks fan but because I admire their politics and I think it’s impressive that they continue to perform and speak out despite death threats and idiot assholes like this person.
So, how is it? Eh. Okay, I guess.
I like the song that’s getting airplay on radio and MTV now, “Not Ready to Make Nice,” probably the best. But on the whole, it seems like pretty luke-warm pop music to me, and, despite the fact that they are not (apparently) “real” country artists anymore since they don’t whole-heartedly support Bush and the stupid war, it still sounds pretty country to me. I dunno. Maybe it’ll grow on me.