Liner Note Author: Nicole Audrey.
Photographer: T.C. Farley.
The 2012 budget-line compilation Playlist is an excellent 14-track sampler of Alan Jackson's biggest hits. Jackson has had a lot of chart-toppers so it's not a surprise that not all of them can fit on this single disc -- his epoch-defining "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" is absent, for instance, as are early hits "Chattahoochee" and "Don't Rock the Jukebox" -- but this is a good sampling of his new millennium staples, including "Where I Come From," "Here in the Real World," "Gone Country," and "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." For fans who like the breezier side of Jackson, this is a good bet. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine