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Lady Antebellum

Own the Night

Capitol Nashville
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September 13, 2011

No band makes sketchy hookups sound as magnificently wholesome as this country pop juggernaut: See 2008's frisky "Lookin' for a Good Time" and, here, "We Owned the Night," an idealized one nighter that might've just been a wet dream. Pumping up country's boy-girl duet tradition in a trio format, but largely minus grit or wit, Lady Antebellum's follow-up to their Grammy-gobbling Need You Now is a set of heart-squishing power ballads and airbrushed twang rockers ready to woo Walmart shoppers. The Celtic flavored "Cold as Stone" wrings soul from its titular metaphor, and the two-stepping "The Love I've Found in You" charms without bombast. But mostly, they make you miss the Dixie Chicks

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