Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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  • Summary: This sophomore effort finds the former "Nashville Star" contestant becoming a bona-fide star (albeit from Texas rather than Tennessee). It combines eight Lambert originals with three covers.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. Rolling Stone
    80
    [It] will likely remain the country album of the year. [14 Jun 2007, p.98]]
  5. 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]
  6. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. 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. Expand
  2. StrokerAce
    Dec 3, 2007
    10
    Miranda is a breath of fresh air in the world of country music. She is an artist with vision & career longevity. Craxy Ex Girlfriend is with Miranda is a breath of fresh air in the world of country music. She is an artist with vision & career longevity. Craxy Ex Girlfriend is with no doubt the best release of 2007. Expand
  3. TJW
    May 13, 2007
    10
    It's nice to see there's no immature people giving this a 1 without giving it a chance just because it's country. Fucking idiots.
  4. ZachP
    Jun 6, 2009
    10
    Simple, fun, exciting. One of the best country albums of the decade and one of the best I've ever heard. It works on all levels. Miranda Simple, fun, exciting. One of the best country albums of the decade and one of the best I've ever heard. It works on all levels. Miranda Lambert has it all: an attitude and an intriguing soft side. Desperation will go down as one of the best lovelorn country songs since Crazy by Patsy Cline. I loved this album! Expand
  5. NickM
    Jan 7, 2008
    9
    AWSOME cd! it has a lot of emotion, a ton of energy in some places, and some great slower songs as well....good country-rock, and AWSOME cd! it has a lot of emotion, a ton of energy in some places, and some great slower songs as well....good country-rock, and occassionally dabbles in the more traditional spectrum of country, however is certainly a modern country album.....as far as today's country music goes, its a very good album. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2011
    8
    Miranda Lambert captures some fine stuff on her second album; the culture and talks of locals in "Famous in a Small Town", the brokenheartedMiranda Lambert captures some fine stuff on her second album; the culture and talks of locals in "Famous in a Small Town", the brokenhearted sadness of love in "Desperation" and the loaded powerhouse of "Dry Town". It's all fun, and it's all thrilling to listen to, and although it's polished sound is pretty much all over the place, it actually benefits to the album's strengths. One of the best albums of 2007. Expand
  7. JohnnyS
    May 17, 2007
    1
    Oh ffs, it's country!!!

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