Randy Weeks - Going My Way
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Going My Way (Certifiable, 2009)

Randy Weeks

Reviewed by Steven Freedman

Country music fans have recently lamented the fact their favorite art form has become more of a synthesis of rock and pop than pure country. On his latest, Randy Weeks proves to be no exception to the aforementioned trend, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. He is a deft singer-songwriter who for the most part combines clever lyrics with catchy, hummable melodies.

I Couldn't Make It, Fine Way To Treat Me, Little Bit of Sleep and the title track would all make good crossover songs because they have a certain innocence without sounding banal. Also, the only not-to-be-missed bona fide country song is The One Who Wore My Ring where Weeks pines "I don't know you anymore/You're not the girl I loved before/Those promises you made don't mean a thing/Though you don't really care/No, you're not really there/Though you look just like the one who wore my ring." Perhaps best known for writing the Lucinda Williams hit Can's Let Go, Weeks still has the ability to craft a good song.

While far from being perfect as exhibited on the blase Black Coffee and Lifesavers and Get Me To the Shelter, Weeks certainly puts forth a honest effort.


CDs by Randy Weeks

Going My Way, 2009 Sugarfinger, 2006


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