.
http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/jake-owen-days-of-gold-album-cover-countrymusicrocks-net-1386713440.jpeg Days of Gold

Jake Owen

Days of Gold

RCA Nashville
Rolling Stone: star rating
Community: star rating
5 3 0
December 9, 2013

Country-radio fixture Jake Owen takes his barefoot-beefcake-surf-bum-slacker role to heart, like only an ex-wakeboarder from Vero Beach, Florida, could: "Laaaaid back," as he inhales, Snoop-style, in the tentatively rap-cadenced "Beachin'," which also mentions a reggae band and the koozie in his hand. "Tall Glass of Something" lists the most beverages, and "1972," about how cool his dad must have been when record stores had names like Sympathy for the Vinyl, isn't bothered that "Fly Like an Eagle" technically came out four years later. To paraphrase J-Kwon, everybody in this beach gettin' "Tipsy" (another song title here), so drink up.

prev
Album Review Main Next

ADD A COMMENT

Community Guidelines »
loading comments

loading comments...

COMMENTS

Sort by:
    Read More
    Daily Newsletter

    Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

    Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
    marketing partners.

    X

    We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

    Song Stories

    “Promiscuous”

    Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

    This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

    More Song Stories entries »
    www.expandtheroom.com