The same can be said of Shootenanny! As with its predecessor, Souljacker, Everett has sloughed off the tweeness of his earlier work in favor of heavier songs. The most rockin' of these, the jangly "Dirty Girl" and "Wrong About Bobby," make for passable fun, but the pop whimpers when it should bang, and slow numbers such as "Restraining Order Blues" and "Love of the Loveless" come off both half-baked and too clever, a weird combination. Everett is undoubtedly talented; Shootenanny! brims with good, unrealized ideas. What he needs now is a kick in the ass.
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