- The Weight of These Wings

Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Rank: #87 / 709
USER SCORE
75
Based on
20 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

There’s something pleasingly organic ... in Weight’s cohesiveness; it asks for patience and rewards it, weaving true tales of regret and resilience into one fiercely honest, gloriously flawed whole. Bless this mess.

80
The Guardian

The Weight of These Wings has 24 beautifully crafted songs, and not a melody or word is wasted.

80
Rolling Stone

The Nashville star's most ambitious LP, a range-y two-disc set ditching country's mainstream playbook for the sort of Great Album rock acts used to spit out regularly back in the day.

80
AllMusic

By radically shifting her sound, she winds up focusing attention on her songwriting and musicality: it may have mainstream songs, but The Weight of These Wings isn't produced like a country-pop album, so it demands attention and rewards close listening.

70
Exclaim!

There's a masterpiece of a divorce album hidden in here.

gabromzk
84
This is maybe her best album to date.
79
Miranda Lambert could have released a quick album full of her patented revenge breakup songs, and it would have been a critical and commercial success. Instead, she turns the focus inward, making a collection of introspective and thoughtful songs, leading to arguably her most consistent release, or at least since "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Not every song is great, but that's to be expected from a 24-song album, and while it's quite a commitment to listen to the whole thing, it's a ... read more
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DETAILS

November 18, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony Music Nashville / Label
Country / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
AllMusic
# 28 - American Songwriter
# 4 - AOL Entertainment
# 14 - Billboard
# 4 - Cosmopolitan
# 16 - Entertainment Weekly
# 52 - Noisey
# 9 - NPR Music
# 16 - Rolling Stone
# 40 - SPIN
# 13 - Variance
# 4 - Variety
# 7 - Vulture
Track List
  1. Runnin' Just in Case
  2. Highway Vagabond
  3. Ugly Lights
  4. You Wouldn't Know Me
  5. We Should Be Friends
  6. Pink Sunglasses
  7. Getaway Driver
  8. Vice
  9. Smoking Jacket
  10. Pushin' Time
  11. Covered Wagon
  12. Use My Heart
  13. Tin Man
  14. Good Ol' Days
  15. Things That Break
  16. For the Birds
  17. Well-Rested
  18. Tomboy
  19. To Learn Her
  20. Keeper of the Flame
  21. Bad Boy
  22. Six Degrees of Separation
  23. Dear Old Sun
  24. I've Got Wheels


Added on: October 12, 2016