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Morgan Wallen – Dangerous – The Double Album (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Morgan Wallen – Dangerous – The Double Album (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:36:53 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Big Loud – Republic

Big Loud/Republic Records’ Morgan Wallen will release his highly anticipated sophomore album, DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM, on January 8th. The vast 30-track project was written largely by Wallen throughout the last three years, while he was becoming “the fastest rising young star in country” (Variety). Further establishing his signature sound, it includes a strong arsenal of writers and features “More Than My Hometown”, a countrified version of 3X Platinum Diplo collab, “Heartless” and more.

It takes a certain hubris to release a double record for your second album, even if five of your first six singles were chart-toppers. Introducing Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous. Outside of country radio, the singer’s best known for what many saw as foolishness: His Saturday Night Live debut opportunity was pulled after he was seen on TikTok breaking the show’s quarantine rules by partying. Wallen’s aware of how he’s perceived. “It’s funny how some strangers like to size me up…this accent makes me dumb,” he sings on “More Surprised Than Me.” But he’s sure smart enough to work with some of the best songwriters in Nashville right now: Thomas Rhett and his dad, the legendary Rhett Akins, on the full-bodied “Your Bartender”; Hillary Lindsey on the twanged-out swinger “Need a Boat”; and Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally on the fantastic “7 Summers.” He also has the good taste to cover Jason Isbell (the dark ballad “Cover Me Up”) and Eric Church (the previously unreleased “Quittin’ Time”), and duet with Chris Stapleton on my-baby-left-me Southern rocker “Only Thing That’s Gone.” Even when his songs remind you of someone else—”Blame It On Me” has an Old Dominion jauntiness; Florida Georgia Line should be jealous of “Somethin’ Country”—Wallen’s scratchy, true-blue redneck (a pejorative he wholeheartedly embraces) voice is uniquely appealing. At just 27, he has carved out a fully-formed identity. He’s a party dude, but not a bro; he’s retro (complete with Billy Ray Cyrus mullet) but it’s more celebration than TikTok irony. If you go by his lyrics, he has an aw-shucks humility; adores the ladies even though they always break his heart; and god, does he love his hometown. The terrific “More Than My Hometown” puts it best: Girl, he can’t love you more than his hometown. Wallen comes from Sneedville, a dot-on-the-map of East Tennessee that’s viewed as a backwoods cowtown by its bigger-city neighbors. He wears that as a point of pride, and paints the region as the most beautiful place on Earth. “Blue like an East Tennessee June sky,” he croons on the canyon-country track “Neon Eyes.” It works, in that it feels authentic and heartfelt. He also has a phrasing emphasis that, subject matter aside, is clever on lines like “Think about them tan lines/ And I’m thinking damn I’d/ love to drown in heartbreakin’ blue eyes” from the Tim McGraw-ish “Somebody’s Problem” and “Buddy tell me I’m a liar/ Still circle up big trucks around a fire/ Still kickin’ up some dust behind the tires” on “Still Goin’ Down.” Elsewhere, “Dangerous,” “Beer Don’t,” “Country A$$ Shit” and “Whatcha Think of Country Now” are Friday night fun. “Sand in My Boots,” “Whiskey’d My Way” and “Heartless” (a Diplo collab) are Sunday morning commiserations. Did Dangerous need to be a double album? Probably not. But Wallen backs up his hubris with charm, talent and moments of sheer joy. He’s the fuck-up you can’t help but root for. – Shelly Ridenour



1. Morgan Wallen – Sand In My Boots
2. Morgan Wallen – Wasted On You
3. Morgan Wallen – Somebody’s Problem
4. Morgan Wallen – More Surprised Than Me
5. Morgan Wallen – 865
6. Morgan Wallen – Warning
7. Morgan Wallen – Neon Eyes
8. Morgan Wallen – Outlaw
9. Morgan Wallen – Whiskey’d My Way
10. Morgan Wallen – Wonderin’ Bout The Wind
11. Morgan Wallen – Your Bartender
12. Morgan Wallen – Only Thing That’s Gone
13. Morgan Wallen – Cover Me Up
14. Morgan Wallen – 7 Summers
15. Morgan Wallen – More Than My Hometown


1. Morgan Wallen – Still Goin Down
2. Morgan Wallen – Rednecks, Red Letters, Red Dirt
3. Morgan Wallen – Dangerous
4. Morgan Wallen – Beer Don’t
5. Morgan Wallen – Blame It On Me
6. Morgan Wallen – Somethin’ Country
7. Morgan Wallen – This Bar
8. Morgan Wallen – Country A$$ Shit
9. Morgan Wallen – Whatcha Think Of Country Now
10. Morgan Wallen – Me On Whiskey
11. Morgan Wallen – Need A Boat
12. Morgan Wallen – Silverado For Sale
13. Morgan Wallen – Heartless
14. Morgan Wallen – Livin’ The Dream
15. Morgan Wallen – Quittin’ Time


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