Four the Record - Miranda Lambert
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  • Summary: The aptly titled fourth album for the country singer features a duet with her husband, Blake Shelton.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    100
    With due respect to her previous fine efforts, Four the Record is easily Miranda's best album yet.
  2. 91
    Four is her most vivid effort yet, with brilliantly observed songs about lust (''Fine Tune'') and disappointment (''Same Old You''), as well as a stirring celebration of diversity (''All Kinds of Kinds'').
  3. This does wind down into your basic quality country album.
  4. Nov 2, 2011
    80
    On a rock solid and expansive set of songs, Lambert mixes backbeats, production styles, fuzzed-out vocals, slinky slide guitars, and other offbeat elements into a cohesive whole.
  5. 75
    This successor represents a further evolution of her talent as both creator and interpreter.
  6. Nov 2, 2011
    70
    The real strength here is the feline sharpness of Lambert's voice.
  7. Oct 31, 2011
    50
    Normally, she's emphatic in the right places, but this album also includes some of Ms. Lambert's least committed singing.

See all 12 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 19, 2012
    10
    While it may not be the best album Miranda has put out, (behind Crazy Ex and Revolution, and probably due to the heavier reliance on Nashville songwriters rather than her own skills) this easily cements her as the greatest country singer of today. Gorgeous, sassy, contemporary, stylish and heartfelt. 10/10. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    She is the best female country singer actually, and Four The Record is one of the outstanding country album of the year!!! she left her country-pop side (like her previous album), this album is deeper and a really masterpiece!!! highly recommended!!! Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2012
    10
    Sheer brilliance. This album takes country music to a completely different level. It is daring and is Miranda's best album to date. It is a wild ride full of wonderful lyrics and instruments that prove she is the best at what she does, and that is making albums. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2014
    10
    Miranda serving a masterpiece once again. She tries something new with "Fine Tune" and does it in the best way, she opens up her heart in ballads like "Dear Diamond" and lets the listener breathless, and shows the rebel girl style we all love her for in cuts like "Mama's Broken Heart". No flaws spotted. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    You put Now Magazine's review for LuLu (Lou Reed & Metallica album)!!! Not Miranda Lambert!!! This is an amazing album!!! great production!!! deserve more score!!! please fixed it!!! Expand
  6. Feb 15, 2012
    9
    Miranda stays true to her country roots on Four The Record and shows growth from the superb "revolution" even if the songs don't resonate as well. She's everything a country singer should be, ballsy, a remarkable storyteller and passionate as hell. Still so under appreciated in my opinion though. Expand
  7. May 2, 2012
    0
    Yikes, the worst album she has put out so far. There is only a total of 2 songs that I really listen to, the others I skip over. Not sure exactly what happened, maybe she has too many irons in the fire or something what with the Pistol Annie thing going on and the recent wedding, but it just seems all over the place and very incohesive to me and the "ummpppphhhh" seems to have gone out. Expand

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