Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Album Review: Pistol Annies: Hells On Heels

Reigning First Lady of Country Miranda Lambert wasn't satisfied with marrying country superstar Blake Shelton and winning the CMAs for Female Vocalist and Single of the Year 2 years in a row. She wasn't even satisfied putting our her soon-to-be-huge 4th album later this year. She had to go ahead and create a supergroup with country singers Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley and create a flawless album.

I've been a fan of Miranda for a few years, and her last album "Revolution" was a set of perfectly crafted country tunes. I did always sort of prefer her vocal betters though, such as Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. So, going into this album I wasn't expecting what I got.

This album is packed with stomping attitude jams (Hell On Heels, Takin' Pills), feel good anthems (Lemon Drop, Bad Example), love letters (Boys From the South, The Hunter's Wife), and world weariness (Housewife's Prayer, Trailer For Rent.) The girls' melodies and lyrics swing organically between sweet southern belle, go ol' downhome country girl, and revenge seeking banshees; and all of it is simple and pitch perfect.

Country has always been one of my biggest secret pleasures, and without the Dixie Chicks around there has been a serious vacuum of twangy girl power. Thank god we have Miranda Lambert and this group around to bring it back.

5/5 Wigs Snatched

No comments:

Post a Comment