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Monday, September 26, 2011

"Not Ready to Make Nice"

Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice (2006)

Lot of controversy surrounding this song and "The Incident" that preceded it, but let's talk about the music.

Lots of three part harmony with a defiant, almost shouted lead vocal during the choruses. Most of the verses are really pared down and just solo vocals, acoustic guitar, a little drum and some lower bass sound out of a bass or organ. They then get louder and more heated leading into the chorus. One of the members plays violin throughout the chorus and there is also quite prevalent horn at unexpected moments. during the last chorus, we get huge orchestration, with multiple strings and that horn again.

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