Annie Up

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  • Summary: The second release for the country trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley was produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Chuck Ainlay.
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  1. 91
    Annie Up is a more fully formed take on Southern sisterhood.
  2. May 7, 2013
    91
    The trio’s second album, Annie Up, (thankfully) picks up where their debut, Hell on Heels, left off, offering more engaging studies of real-life heartbreak, domestic inertia and the daily trials of womanhood.
  3. A lark evolves into a business proposition as an album of 10 inspired three-minute songs eventuates in an album of 12 expert three-and-a-half-min​ute songs.
  4. May 16, 2013
    81
    They’re too big to fail though, so lightning half-strikes plenty here.
  5. May 16, 2013
    80
    The songwriting paints in broader strokes than the hyper-specific character studies of the debut. What the Annies lose there they gain in fuller, more ambitious arrangements.
  6. May 15, 2013
    80
    What they might lose in flair, they gain in severity, perspective, focus and the strength of their connection to the well of deep sadness at the center of the country-music tradition.
  7. May 7, 2013
    70
    If Annie Up doesn't quite break the country genre's familiar format, it's a hell of a lot of fun, and one could do worse than spend 40 minutes with these sassy almost-outlaws.

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  1. Jul 7, 2013
    7
    These three women have a definitive knack for melody, both in their vocal harmonies and their surprisingly skillful guitar playing, and theirThese three women have a definitive knack for melody, both in their vocal harmonies and their surprisingly skillful guitar playing, and their defiant spunk is just as cliche as it is fun to listen to. It doesn't come without its share of filler, but this album is a bright spot in an otherwise despicably bland genre. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2013
    6
    The Pistol Annies is a very Frustrating group. They make greats song (lyrics, voices, and instrumentals). Songs like "Unhappily married," "SinThe Pistol Annies is a very Frustrating group. They make greats song (lyrics, voices, and instrumentals). Songs like "Unhappily married," "Sin coming on" and "Hush Hush," then the rest of the album is just "ok." Which would be fine you other artists but for them it seems effortless Collapse

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