Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 1, 2007
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would have been impressive if it was just a showcase of her strengths as a singer or as a songwriter, but since it is both, it's simply stunning, a breakthrough for Lambert and one of the best albums of 2007, regardless of genre.
  2. Lambert's country credentials are secured by her and Travis Howard's "Guilty in Here."
  3. Billboard
    70
    Best-known for her flame-throwing hit "Kerosene," Miranda Lambert delivers more of the same on her new album. [5 May 2007]
  4. Blender
    70
    Lambert has a strong voice, if not an exceptionally pretty one, and it suits her badass hell-raising much better than it does quiet laments like "Desperation." [May 2007, p.107]
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Even if her fiery temper's not for everyone, she never stoops to teardrops-on-my-guitar banalities. [27 Apr 2007, p.139]
  6. Although she finds some niches to distinguish her wild side from the likes of Gretchen Wilson - the romp "Down," for example - Lambert's abandon is never quite reckless.
  7. Lambert promises on the album's stellar title track, and if that isn't a warning to all of Nashville, from a woman who has compiled one of the year's finest releases, it should be.
  8. While Lambert obviously sees herself as the headstrong country rock rebel that all the little girls will understand, the true joys of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are to be found elsewhere.
  9. Rolling Stone
    80
    [It] will likely remain the country album of the year. [14 Jun 2007, p.98]]
  10. Brash, insightful, wry, and, above all else, smart, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend confirms that Miranda Lambert is far more than just the latest in a long line of bad girls: She's a country music legend in the making, and the most vital artist Music Row has produced in a generation.
  11. Miranda Lambert is at a very rarified place right now, turning her songs into vehicles for a persona that transcends background narrative and personal history. This is Jagger, Bowie, Debbie Harry, and early MJ territory.
  12. Maybe it’s Lambert’s dark, rocking side that makes her ballads sound so disarmingly tender, sweet, and vulnerable.
  13. The New York Times
    80
    Backed by ragged, loud guitar work and production that is full but not slick, Ms. Lambert sounds like a brash rabble-rouser, an emotionally insightful spark plug. [29 Apr 2007]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Nov 16, 2015
    9
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an underrated show, and tragically, a show with sub-par ratings. The humor is seditious, and the cast and charactersCrazy Ex-Girlfriend is an underrated show, and tragically, a show with sub-par ratings. The humor is seditious, and the cast and characters are very strong. Maybe women don't want to watch it due to the title. Maybe men don't watch it because of the musical interludes (which are always funny, and this comes from someone who hates every musical not from the creators of Monty Python or South Park). Expletive deleted the other shows you are thinking about watching, and see two episodes. Most TV is expletive deleted All network TV is expletive deleted. This show is worth saving. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2015
    10
    I hate country music. Always have, always will. But Miranda Lambert is one of a small pack of women (Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, BrandiI hate country music. Always have, always will. But Miranda Lambert is one of a small pack of women (Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Clark) who I can not only tolerate, but have grown to love, and who give me hope for the modern country music industry. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the shining jewel in Lambert's glittering crown. Beautifully produced, sung, and written from start to finish, the album has no need for cliches and Miranda proves to be an excellent writer, something even more impressive when you combine the fact that almost no one in country writes their own music with the fact that she's from a television singing competition. "Desperation" is one of my favourite songs of all time, and the artistry Miranda exudes on the album are unmatched. One of the best of the 2000s, regardless of genre. Full Review »
  3. Mar 20, 2011
    10
    This album is absolute perfection. It is one of the most amazing country albums I have ever heard. From the amazing opening track "Gunpowder &This album is absolute perfection. It is one of the most amazing country albums I have ever heard. From the amazing opening track "Gunpowder & Lead" to the title track "Crazy-Ex Girlfriend", you will be singing along to these hits well after you have stopped listening to the songs (which in my case, I have yet to stop > Full Review »