Interstate Gospel

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #77 / 718
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2018 Ratings: #397
November 2, 2018 / Release Date
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Sony / Label
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The last two Pistol Annies albums ranged from very good to brilliant; this album seems to be a breakthrough, a masterpiece that extends their already formidable gifts.

What makes Interstate Gospel so invigorating is hearing how Lambert, Monroe, and Presley mesh as both songwriters and singers. Their time apart has only strengthened their bond, resulting in a fully realized and resonant record that is their best to date.
The Guardian

A luscious and intelligent examination of female dejection.

Rolling Stone

The 14 songs on Interstate Gospel tell a tightly-woven story about adult restlessness, bittersweet farewells and hard-won independence. Several albums into their own individual and collective career, the Pistol Annies are less interested in singing about burning down their ex-husbands’ houses than in burning up their own dull lives in order to start anew.

On their third album as a group, country singer-songwriters Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley offer full-blooded portraits of women who struggle, get revenge, and soldier on.

Pistol Annies offer hope through their heartbrokenness and comfort through community on their third album, Interstate Gospel.

On their third release as the Annies, three of the strongest writers and artists of their genre craft a deeper and more developed storyline of three characters no longer out for revenge, but out for forgiveness.

The themes here are familiar to their previous releases both solo and as the Annies - family ties (5 Acres of Turnips feels like a prelude to Family Feud), one-upping men at their own games (Sugar Daddy harkens back to Hell on Heels), the trials and tribulations of life in the south, ... read more
Interstate Gospel is the trio's longest record, but probably the most soulful and earnest. A collection of great songs will please the country palate, especially so in a year with great releases on the alternative and contemporary circuit.
Enough time has passed since the last Pistol Annies album, and enough albums released between its three stars, that they easily could have forgotten about this project, which makes it all the better that “Interstate Gospel” is the best Pistol Annies album to date. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley still get some joyrides out of their system here, but “Interstate Gospel” showcases the Pistol Annies’ songwriting at their most captivating and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Interstate Prelude
  2. Stop Drop and Roll One
  3. Best Years of My Life
  4. 5 Acres of Turnips
  5. When I Was His Wife
  6. Cheyenne
  7. Got My Name Changed Back
  8. Sugar Daddy
  9. Leavers Lullaby
  10. Milkman
  11. Commissary
  12. Masterpiece
  13. Interstate Gospel
  14. This Too Shall Pass
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Added on: November 1, 2018