Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    None of this would work if the songs weren't actually good, but they're frequently brilliant.
  5. Sep 12, 2011
    80
    It's heartbreaking and hilarious, in equal measure.
  6. 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.
  7. Sep 26, 2011
    70
    Hell on Heels is one beautiful amble.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    No words can describe how perfect this album is. It was revolutionary when it came out. Everyone was talking about. My wig was never to beNo words can describe how perfect this album is. It was revolutionary when it came out. Everyone was talking about. My wig was never to be found again. Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    God bless these angels. They are better than everyone on music row. A genius album. Fun and sassy and heartbreaking. Such a gem.
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    They are stunning true country artists. All the men and pop country stars should take note. This is how you make good country music.