David Browne
July 09, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Seventy Two & Sunny

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Uncle Kracker
Producers
Lava

We gave it a B-

Like his boss Kid Rock, Kracker now sees himself as a scruffy Nashville troubadour, and on his third CD, he pulls off the conceit far better than Rock has. It’s easy to imagine country stations taking to proficient middlebrow-twang ballads like ”Don’t Know How (Not to Love You)” and the disc’s genial arena boogie. But Kracker’s voice is too banal — and his material too mundane — to cut as deeply as his rural heroes.

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