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  • Summary: This sophomore effort finds the former "Nashville Star" contestant becoming a bona-fide star (albeit from Texas rather than Tennessee). It combines eight Lambert originals with three covers.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
It took me 5 bars, some 30 license plates I saw her mustang And my eyes filled up with rage I brought my pistol but I ain't some kinda fool So I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Brash, insightful, wry, and, above all else, smart, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend confirms that Miranda Lambert is far more than just the latest in a long line of bad girls: She's a country music legend in the making, and the most vital artist Music Row has produced in a generation.
  2. Miranda Lambert is at a very rarified place right now, turning her songs into vehicles for a persona that transcends background narrative and personal history. This is Jagger, Bowie, Debbie Harry, and early MJ territory.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Even if her fiery temper's not for everyone, she never stoops to teardrops-on-my-guitar banalities. [27 Apr 2007, p.139]
  4. Rolling Stone
    80
    [It] will likely remain the country album of the year. [14 Jun 2007, p.98]]
  5. The New York Times
    80
    Backed by ragged, loud guitar work and production that is full but not slick, Ms. Lambert sounds like a brash rabble-rouser, an emotionally insightful spark plug. [29 Apr 2007]
  6. While Lambert obviously sees herself as the headstrong country rock rebel that all the little girls will understand, the true joys of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are to be found elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    Hold onto your seatbelts. Miranda is back and crazier and insanely good. It’s real and and fantastic. I love everything about it.
  2. FoenixirF
    Nov 2, 2008
    10
    this album deserves all the awards it received, i can't wait for miranda's next work!
  3. MorgaineH
    May 18, 2007
    10
    Go Miranda you rock my world and your my Idol. I love crazy Ex girl friend
  4. Sep 21, 2015
    10
    I hate country music. Always have, always will. But Miranda Lambert is one of a small pack of women (Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, BrandiI hate country music. Always have, always will. But Miranda Lambert is one of a small pack of women (Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Clark) who I can not only tolerate, but have grown to love, and who give me hope for the modern country music industry. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the shining jewel in Lambert's glittering crown. Beautifully produced, sung, and written from start to finish, the album has no need for cliches and Miranda proves to be an excellent writer, something even more impressive when you combine the fact that almost no one in country writes their own music with the fact that she's from a television singing competition. "Desperation" is one of my favourite songs of all time, and the artistry Miranda exudes on the album are unmatched. One of the best of the 2000s, regardless of genre. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2015
    9
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an underrated show, and tragically, a show with sub-par ratings. The humor is seditious, and the cast and charactersCrazy Ex-Girlfriend is an underrated show, and tragically, a show with sub-par ratings. The humor is seditious, and the cast and characters are very strong. Maybe women don't want to watch it due to the title. Maybe men don't watch it because of the musical interludes (which are always funny, and this comes from someone who hates every musical not from the creators of Monty Python or South Park). Expletive deleted the other shows you are thinking about watching, and see two episodes. Most TV is expletive deleted All network TV is expletive deleted. This show is worth saving. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2011
    8
    Miranda Lambert captures some fine stuff on her second album; the culture and talks of locals in "Famous in a Small Town", the brokenheartedMiranda Lambert captures some fine stuff on her second album; the culture and talks of locals in "Famous in a Small Town", the brokenhearted sadness of love in "Desperation" and the loaded powerhouse of "Dry Town". It's all fun, and it's all thrilling to listen to, and although it's polished sound is pretty much all over the place, it actually benefits to the album's strengths. One of the best albums of 2007. Expand
  7. JohnnyS
    May 17, 2007
    1
    Oh ffs, it's country!!!

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