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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Soundtrack, Single
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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is appropriately named; several of these tunes sizzle with bottled up hatred, from the opener "Gunpowder & Lead" ("his fist is big but my gun's bigger/he'll find out when I pull the trigger"), to the title track, even to the whistful "More Like Her" ("You don't look much like a man from where I'm at," she sings mournfully). Other tunes are simply insights into darker lifestyles; "Down" and "Desperation" will depress the hell out of you, while "Guilty In Here" tackles a woman who uses the men in her life, and can't stop ("Is it guilty in here, or is it just me?"). Other songs are a bit more light-hearted, including Gillian Welch's whimsical "Dry Town" and Lambert's superb "Famous in a Small Town."
This album stands as one of the best yet this year. Miranda Lambert is one of the best songwriters on the scene. She wrote or co-wrote all but three of these tracks, and those she didn't write ("Dry Town" by Welch, "Getting Ready" by Patti Griffin, and "Easy From Now On" by Carlene Carter) fit right into the flow of the album. Her voice can be sharp as a razor or smooth as butter; her delivery is always top-notch. All of these songs shine with personality and grit; it takes pure talent to deliver every one of these songs, and Miranda Lambert is the best woman for the job.
Gunpowder and Lead is leather and electric and the very next track Dry Town is blue jeans and root beer. I love it.
There aren't any throwaways on this cd.
Desperation, a Miranda composition is a fine story song.
Same with Famous In A Small Town, a Miranda/Travis Howard song.
The whole cd has a great cohesive feel to it. Though the songs are all
very different in beat and intensity. Great lyrics throughout.
For the life of me I cannot understand why Miranda is not
everywhere on country radio and why she isn't winning the awards.
She writes her own stuff, she is a musician, she has a very unique vocal style in today's country, and she is naturally gorgeous.
Don't depend on the limited view of country radio play, get this cd for yourself.
You will be doing yourself a great favor.
One of the reasons this album is so exceptional, is that Lambert wrote or co-wrote 8 of the 11 songs, and the only thing she does better than singing is songwriting. Perhaps this understanding of the songs is the reason that her singing comes across with so much conviction.
1. Gunpowder and Lead, 4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - fast-paced, and the only two songs that deviate slightly from Lambert's "old-country" feel and sound more contemporary. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" could almost be called a sequel to "Kerosene." These will likely be the only radio-friendly singles. Given the chorus, they could just as easily have been sung by Gretchen Wilson, however a closer look at the lyrics show that despite the tempo of the music, these songs have a much more serious nature at second glance.
2. Dry Town, 3. Famous in a Small Town - A closer look at Lambert's life growing up in Longview, Texas.
5. Love Letters, 6. Desperation, 7.Read more ›
The album title is unfortunate (I would have preferred that she chose something more laidback or meaningful), but the album is most decidedly a grassroot country album that gives you true country in this era of pathetic pop-rock being passed off as country. One listen to this album and you will not be able to take Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift seriously anymore. The 'country music' that they make is fake, at best, but granted they know how to churn out good tunes.
Miranda targets a different audience - one that knows its' music, and one that respects the great tradition of country music. Its an art that few have appreciated, and a genre that very few have been able to truly embrace. I can safely say that Dolly Parton is the only female country artist who 'knew' what country was all about, in my opinion, as she was the best storyteller of them all.
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" is a concept album about a relationship that dies. Every track tells a story that neatly segues into the next song and message. While Miranda is great with some killer tunes, her voice is the most appealing instrument here - her pitch and vocal control is simply amazing, and she has by FAR the most unique voice in country music right now - you can't confuse her with anyone else. And what a superb Southern accent! Magnetic, is what I call her.Read more ›
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I love Miranda Lambert for 1 specific reason. She knows what Country Music is supposed to sound like. That’s so rare these days it’s a musical unicorn. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Obi Wan
I was NEVER a country fan until recently. Miranda is just so talented. Her bad girl, funny lyrics and upbeat music just perks me up, especially when I walk my three miles a day. Read morePublished 16 days ago by MOMOC
The music is great, yet it is not in its original case, does not have the original jacket, and I'm pretty sure it's a burned disk.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Miranda's every album has a enormous influence to nowadays' country music.
This was Miranda Lambert's second major album release. There were several songs that were released as singles and got a lot of radio play. But none of them made the top ten. Read morePublished 2 months ago by john thomas
Not crazy about this CD, but it was bought for a friend who likes it.Published 3 months ago by Tammy J.
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Um I think you would really like Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler,The Wreckers, Little Big Town , Shania Twain , and Faith Hill....Sugarland also...oh and Tim McGraw , Toby Kieth , and Keith Urban.
I wasn't a huge fan of country music either until some of the more recent stuff came out. I really... Read More
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