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  • Summary: The debut solo release for the Pistol Annies singer was produced with Jordan Powell.
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American Middle Class
Tear this poorhouse down When you know how to build it back Hammer a nail between your heart and your hometown 'til you can carry this country on... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jan 30, 2015
    100
    The songwriting class shows. In addition, the musicianship is top notch.
  2. Jan 30, 2015
    90
    Though the occasional use of spoken word on the record jars uncomfortably, this debut is about as accomplished as one could reasonably expect.
  3. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    This is a rich, deceptively relaxed portrait of working-class life in America in 2014 and it will linger for some time to come.
  4. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    American Middle Class is a focused collection of songs.
  5. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    American Middle Class, her debut album, comes fully formed, clear about its purpose.
  6. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    The backings are polished modern country, but Presley’s vocal and lyrical touch are exceptional on an impressive state-of-the-nation album.
  7. Jan 30, 2015
    70
    On the first half of her impressive solo debut, Presley fills her disappearing middle-class blues with sharp, compassionate tales of unfulfilled pensions and steep tuition bills. Later on, the bona fide coal miner's daughter changes gears with a series of vulnerable country-soul ballads.

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