Platinum - Miranda Lambert
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Band members: Paul Franklin, Vince Gill, Jeff Taylor, Brad Albin
  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the country singer features guest appearances from Little Big Town, the Time Jumpers (a Grammy-nominated western swing ensemble that includes Vince Gill), and Carrie Underwood.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jun 11, 2014
    100
    Although the title is also an album track referring to hair color, the depth of this project goes further than Miranda’s roots.
  2. 100
    On Platinum, an old-school country wisecracker that's one of her all-time bests, she's funny as hell.
  3. Jun 2, 2014
    90
    Perhaps Platinum would've benefitted from a tighter construction, but its mess and lopsided sequencing wind up appealing: at its heart, this is a classic double-album where the misses enhance the home runs and, eventually, are endearing on their own terms.
  4. Jun 2, 2014
    80
    Mostly it shows how Lambert earned her throne: by singing top-shelf songs in the voice of a woman getting real. Listening to her records is like eavesdropping in a hair salon.
  5. Jun 3, 2014
    80
    Platinum is a worthy follow-up; Lambert wrote or co-wrote half of the album’s 16 tracks, which bounce from humid honky tonk to glossy arena stage to rustic front porch with sass and ease.
  6. 80
    Her characters in these songs--which feature some of the most incisive songwriting in any genre--are complex, self-confident and self-lacerating all at once, and most crucially, completely knowing and in on the joke.
  7. 60
    At its centre is Lambert's ebullient personality and a classic Texan voice that can deliver ballads or arena rock with equal ease.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    Miranda provando ser a maior potência feminina do Country, não encontra concorrentes em ''Platinum'', o mais novo na sua excelente discografia. Conseguindo superar até mesmo seu ótimo disco de 2011, ''Four The Record'', ''Platinum'' nos traz country music com influências de outros gêneros como rock, folk e soft rock, mas sem perder a identidade e se vender a modismos como alguns furacões da música Country. Mesmo presente em ''Somethin' Bad'', Carrie Underwood não consegue ir muito longe com Little Big Town e The Time Jumpers. Entre tantos pontos fontes no disco, encontramos ''Priscilla'' e ''Holding On To You'', que talvez seja a melhor do álbum. Retorno brilhante dessa grande estrela da música Country e fazendo uma das melhores gravações do ano. Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2014
    9
    Platinum totally lives up to the hype of being one of the most anticipated albums of the year. From Miranda's flawless vocal performance to the crunchy county-ish tunes, this album never fails to entertain.
    1. Girls: Great song about feminine-empowerment with a great soulful performance from Miranda, kicks the album just about the right way (9/10)
    2. Platinum: What's better than listening to the face of country music flaunting its blonde hair and its platinum success? Fun enjoyable song (8/10).
    3. Little Red Wagon: the first track on the album where Lambert truly and astonishingly shines, with her sassy beautiful vocals, anything could be worked up to make a hit! (10/10).
    4. Smokin' and Drinkin': A throwback song that anyone can relate to with a catchy chorus. Enjoyable with beautiful background vocals by Little Big Town (8/10).
    5. Piscilla: Lyrically-genius song with a catchy hook, but nothing special about it. Still, it's enjoyable, but forgettable (6/10).
    6. Automatic: No need to talk about this really great song about the old manual times, great tune and very beautiful, well-executed lyrics (9/10).
    7. Bathroom Sink: Written by Lambert alone, another female empowerment anthem, with some great guitar riffs (7/10).
    8. Old **** This is where the album TRULY begins to shine. Great cut that takes us back to the country music roots. It's honestly hard to do a song like that in a time when stupid mainstream country music is ruling (10/10).
    9. All That's Left: A song straight to country clubs dancefloors, revived by Lambert's fun performance and The Time Jumpers' beautiful backing vocals (10/10).
    10. Gravity is a **** Speechless. Gotta love this one. Enough said. If I could give this track an 11, I would (10/10).
    11. Babies Makin' Babies: From the title, we all can expect what the song is about, but as usual, the lyrics and Lambert's flawless talent make this song unpredictably BEAUTIFUL (9/10).
    12. Somethin' Bad: Weakest track on the album. Seriously, it's good, but you would expect more from the pairing of the two country 'Godesses' (If that's a word) (5/10).
    13. Holding on to You: Extremely sweet country ballad that'll take your mind off things while the listen. One of the standouts (9/10).
    14. Two Rings Shy: This is not the first place on this record that Lambert shows off her crazy side. Good song with a great vibe. (8/10)
    15. Hard Staying Sober: One of the 8 tracks co-written by Lambert. Beautifully-executed with, again, some amazing guitar riffs (8/10).
    16. Another Sunday in the South: I can smell future-summer hit. Beautiful throwback song and a perfect closer to the album (9/10).
    So that gives us about 8.4/10 but I'm gonna give it a 9 cause an 8 is a shame to such a beautiful record. It was sure as hell worth the wait, folks! GO GET IT!
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  3. Jun 8, 2014
    9
    I risk to say that is probably the best and fun country album that I ever heard. Everything here sounds like old country music and there so much fun in every track. I think that Miranda is the best country female singer. Ok, Carrie is really good too and I loved the duet between they, "Something Bad". Stay like this, Miranda. Your music is really good to hear. "What doesn't kill you, only makes you blonder!" :) Expand
  4. Jul 11, 2014
    8
    Muitos que estão do lado de fora do mercado fonográfico americano podem se indagarem sobre o sucesso de vendas da cantora country Miranda Lambert. Sem o apelo pop comercial da Taylor Swift, Miranda conseguiu vender 180 mil cópias de seu quinto álbum na semana do lançamento. Claro, sendo o country um dos estilos pilares do cancioneiro norte-americano isso ajuda muito, mas a cantora tem bem mais do que isso a seu favor: Miranda Lambert é, sem dúvida nenhuma, a representante da herança deixada pelas grande lendas femininas do estilo como Dolly Parton e Loretta Lynn que ajudaram a colocar voz e rosto da mulher na música country. Então, não é de se estranhar que Miranda carrega isso sem pestanejar desde o começo da sua carreira e, mais uma vez, essas características estão no DNA do muito bom Platinum.

    Para entender melhor sobre do que o que fala Platinum é necessário compreender o trabalho como se fosse uma conversa entre mulheres sobres mulheres e para mulheres. Porém, não espere um sentimentalismo barato e clichê sobre os problemas femininos como faz Taylor e suas insossas monografias sobre relacionamentos que não deram certo, mas espere faixas com uma inteligência desconcertante, uma ironia refinada, uma acidez deliciosa e uma elegância sincera. Miranda discorre sobre amor, traição, cirurgias plásticas, divórcio e, claro, poder feminino como se fosse uma das personagens de Sex and The City versão "caipira" fazendo de Platinum não apenas um álbum feminista, mas feminino sem parecer hipócrita ou contraditório. Com personalidade própria, pois das 16 faixas, Miranda co-escreveu oito delas, Platinum é um belo panfleto sobre o que pensam as mulheres (inteligentes) nos dias de hoje.

    Infelizmente, a produção do álbum só vai empolgar de verdade já na sua metade. Não que as primeiras sete faixas não sejam boas, pelo contrário, elas são trabalhos bem acima da média em que podemos ouvir como o country pode soar mais pop sem perder a sua essência como na linda Girls e na divertida Priscilla, mas é quando Miranda ganha o verniz mais country de raiz que o trabalho alça o seu grande vôo. Unindo a "língua" afiada da cantora com o estilo mais tradicional, Platinum ganha um interessante e genial viés ao caminhar pelo lado "antigo" com o lado "moderno" mostrando que não é preciso revolucionar para estar atualizado. Com a sua sonoridade mais do que solidificada, Miranda passei nas canções com sua voz delicada, mas que guarda grande surpresas devida a sua versatilidade e poder em vários momentos. Os melhores momentos do álbum ficam por conta da sensacional Old **** sobre a nostalgia dos velhos tempos, as hilárias All That's Left sobre um divórcio e Gravity Is a **** sobre o quanto duro é ser mulher, o dueto poderoso com Carrie Underwood em Somethin' Bad e a linda Holding On to You em que vemos uma lado mais romântico da cantora. E dessa maneira, Miranda Lambert reivindica o seu posto mais do que merecido de Rainha do Country moderno. Posto esse que deve ficar por muitos anos.
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  5. Jun 3, 2014
    5
    "Anit not moment like when I'm holding...ontoyou" Lol. Sadly is the best country album of 2014 so far, but it is not a very good--as a whole. "Holding on to you" is the best country love song since little big town's Sober and the best song on the album. The biggest problem with the album is Lambert is not a very good song writer. The production was inconsistence to say the least. Solid effect from the most influential woman in country. I am forever thankful to Lambert for putting me on to Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgrave.

    Many of the songs on the album is alienating to men. Many songs lack the universality of human emotions. Brady Clark wrote many songs on 12 stories from a women's perceptive but the emotions behind the songs are relatable to anybody. Lambert fails to do that on many occasions. The best songs beside the one that mention are "Old Sh!t," "Babies making Babies," and "Smoking and Drinking." But, even those songs could have been excited better. In sum, best album so far this year in country music, but that is not a complement.
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  6. Jun 13, 2014
    0
    This album is so boring and the prodution is nothing good.
    Miranda came not pleasing me and so far did not like about waiting for the next
    album.
    After all, not all that critical acclaim, is good.
    Just it,i miss Taylor Swift and Paula Fernandes.
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