Platinum

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2014
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  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 12, 2014
    80
    Platinum, her fifth solo album, finds Lambert swaggering righteously like the Partonesque country superstar she is.
  5. 80
    Lambert’s new record is a challenging statement from one of the very few female singers that has a stage to be widely heard. That her statement manages to weave together nuanced humor and sarcastic wit with huge pop hooks only makes it that much more impressive.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Jun 4, 2014
    70
    Musically, the album benefits greatly from a mid-listen hoe-down trilogy that brings her scrappier Pistol Annies self to the surface.
  10. Jun 2, 2014
    70
    Both "Smokin' and Drinkin'," featuring Little Big Town, and the rowdy "Somethin' Bad," her and Carrie Underwood's retort to bro-country, feel forced. These are small missteps on an otherwise solid outing.
  11. 60
    At its centre is Lambert's ebullient personality and a classic Texan voice that can deliver ballads or arena rock with equal ease.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 2, 2015
    10
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  2. 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 soI 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!" :) Full Review »
  3. 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 toPlatinum 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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