AOTY 2022

The First Time

Kelsea Ballerini - The First Time
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May 18, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Black River / Label
Country / Genres
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This is one of those cases when the label is given a talented promising artist but they're too young and overjoyed for being signed to have much input to make a great album. Also, the corporate morgue isn't interested in giving her a proper executive producer and too much is lost in that process but she gets a hit(!) and that changes everything. now you'll get three more that work amidst some ok moments until she gets better resources next time around.


Not as great as her second album but definitely one of the most interesting released by new country girls. Sounds too pop sometimes.
Best songs: XO, Peter Pan, Sirens, Secondhand Smoke

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Track List

  1. XO
  2. Peter Pan
  3. Love Me Like You Mean It
  4. Square Pegs
  5. First Time
  6. Looking at Stars
  7. Sirens
  8. Secondhand Smoke
  9. Dibs
  10. Stilettos
  11. Yeah Boy
  12. Underage
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Added on: August 25, 2015