Label: MCA Nashville
On Wild Ones, Kip Moore takes cues from Springsteen and Mellencamp. The heartland rock suits his raspy delivery, elevating his songs to arena-anthem status. On the biographical "I'm to Blame," he growls, "If it ain't broke, you can bet that I'm gonna break it/ If there's a wrong road, I'm damn sure gonna take it." The self-reflection continues with the slinky mid-tempo burner "That's Alright With Me," which acknowledges Moore's fondness for "whisky and tight denim" with a middle-finger to the haters. Other highlights include "Magic," "Come and Get It" and the upbeat "What Ya Got on Tonight."