Though some of the songs could do without the cool production, as occasionally it's laid on too thickly.
The best example is "Bones". It may be trying to tell me something worth hearing but the problem is I can barely hear it because of the thick production and vocal effects.
Another one is "Drop". This one sounds better than "Bones", but the thickness is of equal quality to "Bones".
The bright spots come early. The album kicks off with the well written, well produced and well sung "Tough Goodbye". After that comes the excellent #1 hit, "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)". Track 4, "It Ain't The Whiskey" is the best written track on the album and is very well sung, making it the albums strongest single.
"Hungover Heart is another well written song, but falls victim to overproduction. In a similar case, "Pieces" features excellent verses, but the chorus feels like it's beating you over the head.
"Sand In My Soul" and "No Worries" have lyrics that sound right out of the Kenny Chesney catalog.
Despite that one similarity, they are very different in terms of quality.
"Sand In My Soul" sounds mediocre at best, and it's Allan's worst vocal performances on the album.
"No Worries" sounds like something from the Buffett catalog. Fittingly, Allan sings like Buffett would have.
Overall, an album with several good songs, but few great songs, and a handfull of duds (many of which are thickly produced).
Maybe my expectations were a tad too high.
Top Tracks: "Tough Goodbye", "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", "It Ain't The Whiskey"