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  • Summary: The seventh full-length solo release for singer-songwriter Amanda Shires was produced by Lawrence Rothman.
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  1. Aug 2, 2022
    90
    With Take It Like A Man, she's made a striking, deeply satisfying album that follows no rules other than what her muse has chosen, and it's inarguably her finest work to date.
  2. Jul 27, 2022
    80
    A bold re-statement of artistic identity. [Sep 2022, p.25]
  3. Mojo
    Jul 27, 2022
    80
    Intense. But the much tougher stuff here is emotional. [Sep 2022, p.86]
  4. Aug 1, 2022
    80
    Shires is clearly stepping into her own with Take It Like A Man, an album of struggle, rebirth and grappling with insecurities and uncertainness while keeping the will to progress as a couple and individual artist alive.
  5. Aug 11, 2022
    80
    Through her vulnerability and strength, she offers her listeners a path to realistically embrace the cycle of ache and joy in relationships, all within the confines of what might be one of the finer albums to come out of Nashville this year.
  6. Jul 27, 2022
    77
    For all her strong feelings on Take It Like a Man, Shires remains a poet at heart. If her lyrics here are often forceful, they’re also always evocative and sometimes even elegant, whether she’s revisiting her fondness for bird imagery or seeking the thrill that accompanies a new relationship.
  7. Rolling Stone
    Jul 27, 2022
    70
    Expand[s] her folk-based sound, mixing Radiohead-style atmospherics, Seventies pop melodies and even a splash of soul. [Jul - Aug 2022, p.120]

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