Albums from Rhett and Eldredge take Nashville to the dancefloor.

Country has embraced rap and throwback R&B in the past few years, so it was probably only a matter of time before disco and dance snuck in. Check, for instance, the title track to Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights. But Tangled Up and Illinois, new second albums by Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge, ­respectively, up the ante even more. Twenty­somethings ­coming off a string of country top 10s and heading out on a CMT Tour together in October, Rhett and Eldredge were impressionable kids when Justin Timberlake went solo.

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