Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    With any luck, Pistol Annies is not a one-off for the trio, but rather a regular gig: this is too much pure fun to not repeat.
  2. Sep 12, 2011
    80
    It's heartbreaking and hilarious, in equal measure.
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    83
    At a lean 30 minutes, Hell On Heels is too slight to deliver completely on the trio's promise, but the sense of fun and sisterly affection that pervades the album makes it a winning opening salvo from an intriguing new group.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    None of this would work if the songs weren't actually good, but they're frequently brilliant.
  5. Aug 30, 2011
    70
    The songs have the feeling of rejuvenative writing, small experiments in genre and style for artists versed in country's classic modes but who rarely get to fiddle around with them.
  6. Sep 26, 2011
    70
    Hell on Heels is one beautiful amble.
  7. 60
    The production is clean and not overly slick but the memorable hooks with sweet harmonies come fast and often, resulting in a relatively subtle set that at just 30 minutes leaves you wanting more.
  8. 100
    Chirping their expertly executed tunes, scorning the guitar swagger good old boys think makes them so sexy, they're a pop cartoon worth more than gold.
  9. Aug 30, 2011
    80
    The album's bluesy country sound may not make waves at radio, but these ladies are on track to give country concertgoers a little hell of their own.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 17, 2012
    8
    Miranda Lambert has already established herself as one of the reigning queens of country, and this year she gave the world a hot version of the Highwaymen, by teaming up with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley to form Pistol Annies. Admittedly, this brilliant country record Full Review »
  2. Aug 17, 2012
    10
    This is what country music has been waiting for and needed. This album is gritty, raw, and has wonderful songs that are heartbreaking and hilarious. Miranda proves she is capable of so much, and her two fellow pistol annies are fantastic also. Full Review »