Learn to Live (2008) The Artist Still Mostly Known as Hootie joins the decreasingly elite fraternity of faded pop superstars attempting to recapture relevance via a Nashville makeover with… 2008-09-16 Darius Rucker Country
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Learn to Live (2008)

Darius Rucker | MINUS THE BLOWFISH Hootie is reborn from a catchy '90s pop rocker into an average country star with Learn to Live
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MINUS THE BLOWFISH Hootie is reborn from a catchy '90s pop rocker into an average country star with Learn to Live
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Lead Performance: Darius Rucker; Genre: Country

The Artist Still Mostly Known as Hootie joins the decreasingly elite fraternity of faded pop superstars attempting to recapture relevance via a Nashville makeover with this patchwork series of songs ranging from pretty great (first single ''Don't Think I Don't Think About It'') to pretty god-awful (obligatory Christianish ballad ''If I Had Wings,'' which tries and fails to rhyme the words killing and children). If you consider Darius Rucker's bajillion-selling voice something of an old friend, Learn to Live is worth a listen. Otherwise? Meh. B-
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ''Don't Think I Don't Think About It'' and the rest of the album on Rucker's website

Originally posted Sep 12, 2008 Published in issue #1012 Sep 19, 2008 Order article reprints