Revolution (Columbia Nashville, 2009)
Reviewed by Dan MacIntosh
Lambert vocalizes a bit like a little girl at times, although she aggressively sings the snot out of Julie Miller's Somewhere Trouble Don't Go. Sin for a Sin also has a similar rock stomp to it. The down home sentiments of Sometimes I Wish (Airstream Song) and the political incorrectness of Me and Your Cigarettes are particularly likable. Lambert wrote the majority of these songs, many times with current honey Blake Shelton. And while the lyrics don't come off particularly autobiographical, tracks like Maintain the Pain are filled with universal truths concerning trying to get by in this dangerous world.
Hits, such as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, may have grabbed the public's initial attention, but "Revolution" is sure to earn Miranda Lambert deeper respect for its start-to-finish high quality country music.
CDs by Miranda Lambert
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