Music and Video Summary -> Three years after their 2009 debut World Wide Open, Love and Theft is now a duo of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, having lost Brian Bandas sometime in 2011. The departure of Bandas -- who was placed prominently on the cover of World Wide Open, giving the impression that Liles and Gunderson are stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight -- doesn't markedly change the sound of the group, who still specialize in sweet, soft country-pop. Unlike Rascal Flatts -- an early and not inaccurate comparison and not just because they used to share a label, Lyric Street -- Love and Theft never aim for arena bombast, not even when they try to rock & roll a little on "Girls Love to Shake It." They keep things crisp and clean, even finding a way to work in a whistling hook on "Inside Out," one of the sprightlier tunes here, and that cheerful, well-scrubbed persona is endearing even if it's never quite compelling. Then again, Love and Theft never attempt to be gripping: they rely on easy charm, slowly working their way into a listener's good graces, and this eponymous album functions similarly, seeming pleasant enough on first encounter, but with repeated exposure, all the amiability is ingratiating. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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$a 88691-90161-2 $b RCA Records Nashville
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$a Love and Theft (Musical group)
$a Love and Theft $h [sound recording].
$a [Nashville, Tenn.] : $b RCA Records Nashville, $c p2012.
$a 1 sound disc : $b digital ; $c 4 3/4 in.
$a Compact disc.
$a Title from container.
$a Lyrics on insert.
$t Angel eyes -- $t Inside out -- $t Runnin' out of air -- $t Amen -- $t If you ever get lonely -- $t Thinking of you (and me) -- $t Town drunk -- $t Real good sign -- $t She's amazing -- $t Girls love to shake it -- $t Girls look hot in trucks.
$a Performed by Love and Theft (Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson); with additional musicians.
$a Country music $y 2011-2020.
$a Z0 $b TEFMT