Silver And Gold
Label: Capitol Records Nashville
On sixth effort Pain Killer, the quartet follows their creative muse, which often leads them down paths outside the country genre. Take for example the sassy opener, "Quit Breaking Up With Me," which starts (and ends) with an electronically manipulated vocal loop. Likewise, electronic beats and handclaps propel "Good People" in a light but assured way. In contrast, "Live Forever" starts with all four members gently harmonizing over an acoustic guitar, before the song slowly builds into a majestic, epic gem. Other highlights include "Silver and Gold," "Day Drinking" and "Faster Gun."