Turn On The Radio
Label: The Valory Music Co., LLC
On the heels of 2009's raucous Keep On Loving You, Reba's first Dan Huff-produced album carries on the revitalization she's shown in her mid-50s. Again, hard rock has a lot to do with it -- the brassy Jill-of-all-trades title track, the roll-up-your-sleeves "A Little Want To" and the speaker-blowing and Twitter-spurning single "Turn On The Radio" are all propelled by tough, funky guitar riffs. Add in gender-and-genre-crossing Beyonce cover "If I Were a Boy" and the gloomy courtroom and home-life details of "The Day She Got Divorced," and you'll forgive any mere professionalism elsewhere.