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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the country singer-songwriter features a guest appearance from Maren Morris and was produced by Jay Joyce.
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White Trash
I'm finally on the up and up A little 401K Traded in my trailer park For a neighborhood with a gate Queen finally got her castle Last one on the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Nov 1, 2019
    90
    It’s the sound of a freewheeling star at the top of her game, reimagining rock history in her own platinum image.
  2. Nov 7, 2019
    83
    Lambert is an outlaw, and she’s also an album artist, and Wildcard proves she’s one who will be rebelling, experimenting and rocking the hell out for many years to come.
  3. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Taken on an individual basis, each track is clever and playful, yet the cumulative effect of Wildcard is ever so slightly slight, a possible side effect of an album meant to be nothing but a party. Perhaps that may mean that Wildcard isn't as emotionally resonant as some of Lambert's other records, but there's no denying she's delivered exactly what she intended with this album: It's one hell of a good time.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Endearing. ... Some more specificity to her lyrics might have been affecting, but the broad metaphors she couches her life lessons in are entertaining.
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    Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Musically, Wildcard is all over the place00and that might be its best quality. She ties all these various sounds and styles and settings together by sheer force of will and one of Nashville's mightiest twangs. [Dec 2019, p.26]
  6. 80
    “Wildcard” isn’t as intimate as her 2016 double album about her divorce, “The Weight of These Wings,” or as musically adventurous as its predecessor, “Platinum.” What it does have is some sharp songwriting.
  7. Nov 1, 2019
    60
    For an album named Wildcard, there doesn't seem to a standout track. There are some very songs with strong emotional appeal and literate, artful lyrics such as the reflective "Bluebird", the love story "Fire Escape", the teary "Dark Bars", and even the comic "Pretty Bitchin'".

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  1. Nov 1, 2019
    10
    Nobody takes chances in the mainstream like Miranda & Eric. She's not afraid to get funky and experiment. It's clear she made this album forNobody takes chances in the mainstream like Miranda & Eric. She's not afraid to get funky and experiment. It's clear she made this album for everyone. No song on the record sounds the same, and the lyrics are superb. Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2019
    10
    I was a little nervous when I learned Miranda was going down a more commercial route for this record. But she has done an amazing job and theI was a little nervous when I learned Miranda was going down a more commercial route for this record. But she has done an amazing job and the whole record still feels authentically Miranda. There is something on here for everyone. Love it. My favorite tracks are Dark Bars, Track Record and Settling Down. Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2019
    10
    Miranda Lambert has outdone herself yet again! The best songs of hers are the deep cuts that will never be considered "radio friendly." lMiranda Lambert has outdone herself yet again! The best songs of hers are the deep cuts that will never be considered "radio friendly." l respect the fact she records songs she loves and not to just cater to the "business." Settling Down and Bluebird are amazing. Not a bad song on this gem of an album. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    10
    It's her most commercial work to date and it's sounds like good country music. It's fun, it's sarcastic, there is a song for each moment! SheIt's her most commercial work to date and it's sounds like good country music. It's fun, it's sarcastic, there is a song for each moment! She is really versatile as songwritten Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2019
    10
    Incredible 7th album from the current queen of country! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel every note and lyric on this masterpiece! DarkIncredible 7th album from the current queen of country! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel every note and lyric on this masterpiece! Dark Bars is every thing you want in a country song!!! Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2019
    10
    Wildcard is the best album of 2019. Impossible to pick a favorite track, but highlights for me include Dark Bars, How Dare You Love and Track Record.
  7. Nov 6, 2019
    8
    I haven't been the biggest Miranda Lambert fan for her career, but this album was actually great. I wasn't as fond of some of the louder songsI haven't been the biggest Miranda Lambert fan for her career, but this album was actually great. I wasn't as fond of some of the louder songs on the record, but songs like Bluebird, Fire Escape, and Settling Down are some of the best I've heard from Lambert. I enjoyed this album way more than i expected, and it definitely lives up to its hype. Expand

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