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Music Review: Sugarland – The Incredible Machine

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Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are back on the country music scene with Sugarland’s latest highly anticipated album, The Incredible Machine.

Sugarland has sold over 8 million records and have had six #1 singles on the charts including, “Something More,” “Baby Girl” and “Stay.” Their current single, “Stuck Like Glue” is #5 on the Country Songs charts. The band has toured the U.S. on many occasions, as well as performing in six different European countries.

The Incredible Machine is a great mix of music. There are anthems to sing-a-long to, fun ventures into pop music, and gorgeous ballads.  Opening track “All We Are” has a Bon Jovi-esque quality about it. It’s a big anthem of a song, as well as the track “Stand Up,” which would be a great number to open a live show with.

The lead single, “Stuck Like Glue” is a sweet love song with catchy lyrics. It has a classic bubbly pop sound, with lyrics that their fans will definitely find themselves singing-a-long to.

“‘Stuck Like Glue’ is just plain, unashamed, Sugar-fun!” Jennifer Nettles said in a press release. “It sticks in your brain, no pun intended. To me it feels young, hip and of course sassy!”

“Little Miss” is another catchy track to be found on The Incredible Machine. The mid-tempo song talks about picking yourself up and dusting yourself off. Definitely one of those songs you can turn to get through a rough time in your life.

The two stand out tracks on the album are ballads, “Tonight” and “Shine Your Light.” “Tonight” is an extremely well-written track. There’s a classic rock vibe to it, that gives it that power ballad feel. “Shine The Light” is a piano driven, uplifting song. Nettles really is allowed to let her strong vocals just shine with this motivating song.

The Incredible Machine is out Tuesday, October 19. For more information on Sugarland, check out their website.

About Kirsten Coachman

Kirsten Coachman is an Entertainment Writer/Blogger from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has interviewed a variety of people from across the entertainment spectrum, including singer-songwriter/Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, fun.'s Andrew Dost, singer-songwriter Christina Perri, American Idol winners (David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze & Scotty McCreery) and acclaimed writer-director Derek Cianfrance. Connect with Kirsten on Twitter & Facebook.