Album Review: Dolly Parton - 'Better Day'

Dolly's still as perky as always

Forty-one albums in and Dolly Parton hasn’t lost any of the perkiness present in her 1967 debut ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’. Unlike the rest of the still-with-us Americana stars who broke through in the same era, she hasn’t become a mumbling Bob Dylan or a grouchy Neil Young. Somehow she still dodges the realms of parody, which is pretty impressive considering that hair and those tits. A stonking collection of slick honky-tonk pop, the belting Stadium Nashville of ‘Together You And I’ shows Taylor Swift a thing or three, while ‘Shine Like The Sun’ and ‘The Sacrifice’ are pure Mumfords meets Miley Cyrus.

Leonie Cooper
7 / 10

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