On October 7th, 3 days before my birthday, he released his new album Old Boots, New Dirt. Aldean has claimed that this record his "clean slate" and that he wanted to "switch it up." Are you FUCKING kidding me?? THIS is switching it up??
Anyway, the album kicks off with the second single "Just Gettin' Started." This song is all about painting the town red & drinking with his girl-of-the-moment before doing the mattress mambo apparently. "Show You Off" is another one and the song title tells you what the song is about. Showing off your girl and making "your boys jealous." After that comes the song we all know & have heard: "Burnin' It Down." Aldean called this song "baby-making music." Like a total masochist, I attempted to listen to it again and be objective about it. Who the fuck am I kidding? I can't believe objective about this putrid piece of shit! It sounds like a shitty Usher/R. Kelly outtake! The majority of the song is about him trying to channel his inner Barry White and the man must be rolling in his damn grave. Thank God he isn't around to have heard this steaming pile of camel shit. Singing about being naked in your bed doesn't make you sound sexy, Aldean. It makes you sound desperate, like the depraved pervert you are! I literally needed a damn shower after this song. I never felt so fucking disgusted and dirty in my entire life. Not to mention, the two pinheads that make up Florida Georgia Line wrote this song, which I knew wouldn't be a good thing prior to hearing it. Those two illiterate blockheads ruined this song by picking up a piece of paper and pen to co-write it. Lord knows they're already mangling the English language with the use of Ebonics and numerous grammatical errors. Go back to school before you write songs for other artists, you fucking dingbats!
You have other songs like "Sweet Little Somethin" and "Tonight Looks Good On You" (Dallas Davidson co-wrote this one, so you already know is contrived bullshit). I'm going to skip the first half of the record because its mainly drum loops, R&B beats and prominent use of EDM. The only song worth a damn is "Tryin' To Love Me", where Aldean sings about relationship struggles and he sounds genuine. Destroying your marriage with an AI castoff will do that to you I guess.
The second half of his album is where is actually gets better. Rather than doing a track-by-track review, I'm going to say that the songs "Too Fast", "Don't Change Gone", "Tryin' To Love Me", "If My Truck Could Talk" (the truck is actually used as a metaphor in this song, for once)are all pretty decent tracks. The standout cut on the entire album is the ending track "Two Night Town". Why this song was placed last in terms of sequencing, I'll never know. Its the best song on the entire album. Overall, this album isn't entire crap. Trust me, you could much worse than this offender but there are better records out there like Sturgill Simpson's or Wade Bowen's albums. If you're a die-hard Aldean fan, it won't matter to you. If you're like Cobra & I, and you want high quality country music, skip this one. The use of electronic elements, R&B drum loops and the Casanova/Lothario routine are fucking ridiculous. Spare yourself of the perverted obnoxious earrape that is "Old Boots, New Dirt." I give this album 1.5 stars out of 5.