Cole Swindell released his newest album All of It this past Friday. And it is a masterpiece. Yes, that’s a big word, but I truly believe his album lives up to that gigantic word.
There’s a lot to like on this album. There are fun tailgate jams such as “Sounded Good Last Night,” “Reasons to Drink,” and “Both Sides of the Mississippi.” As we’ve come to expect with Cole, he’s able to pivot from those to the personal and meaningful songs. Songs such as “All of It,” “Somebody’s Been Drinkin’,” and “Break Up in the End” will hit you right in the emotional feels.
Honestly, there’s not a bad song on the album. Heck, there’s not even an “Eh, that was okay” song. It’s that good. Here are some of our favorites:
Her is the type of love song where the man can’t quite believe that she’s with him. Everything about her amazes him as well as other onlookers.
Sounded Good Last Night might be one of the most honest songs ever written about going out. It sounds great in theory, but man, that next morning isn’t that good. The lyrics are hilariously sincere. We’ve all been there, right?
20 in a Chevy is the type of song about re-living the past and all of those memories that come with it. This is the type of song that’s peak Cole Swindell.
I’ll Be Your Small Town is exactly what country music is all about. Small town speed, the importance of religion and family, and just being true to yourself. As with any other song on the album, this has potential to be a successful single for Cole if he decides to release it as one.
Dad’s Old Number will absolutely rip your heart out. Even if you haven’t lost your father, chances are you’ve lost someone close to you that you wish you could talk to just once more. This is that song about those moments. Be prepared to listen to this one. Grab tissues.