The Highwomen

The Highwomen - The Highwomen
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #273 / 792
User Score
Based on 149 ratings
2019 Ratings: #426
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CRITIC REVIEWS

89
Paste

Of this album’s 12 graceful, all equally important tracks, several bring new content to the country table.

83
Consequence of Sound

Their focus on meaningful songwriting and infectious camaraderie lead to a project whose sum is greater than its parts.

80
Rolling Stone

What’s most impressive about The Highwomen... is how artfully, and matter-of-factly, it engages social issues.

80
AllMusic

The message, which is implicit nearly as often as it's explicit, may be at the forefront of The Highwomen, but the record's resonance lies in its deep emotions and sense of craft.

80
Exclaim!

The album is both a call for change and a celebration of women in country music.

80
The Needle Drop

With their self-titled debut, The Highwomen prove themselves to be a versatile country supergroup with a unique perspective.

77
Pitchfork
The Highwaymen have often been called country’s best supergroup, but the Highwomen are better. They do here what the men never could—stretch the notions of what country can and must become.
75
Spectrum Culture

Rather than being a generation-defining statement, The Highwomen is merely a solid album of country songs created by some of the most talented women (and men) working today.

70
Slant Magazine

The Highwomen serves as a fitting thesis statement for the project, using the aesthetics of neotrad-country to unpack the group’s feminist concerns.

70
American Songwriter

This is a much needed shot in the arm from talented female singer-songwriters.

70
PopMatters

While The Highwomen may not quite live up to its individual members best work, the group and their various collaborators and guest stars all bring strong songs and enthusiasm to the project.

60
The Guardian

Four voices aren’t always stronger than one, and the collegiate nature of the record leaves one yearning for a little more single-mindedness.

Tielur
65

This is something of a treasure because we don't really get a supergroup in country like this anymore. I can't say that this is anything bad at all, in fact it's just solid country music and nothing more, done right, with the attitude, and full of great performances. Though I don't think anyone will refer back to this as a Traveling Wilburys sort of thing, because the musicians present here have much more powerful solo material than they do here.

luisdelrey2016
82

What country music means to The Highwomen is a really palliative shot from the lackness of the female view on stereotyped songs about cowboys and trucks. This self-titled helps out to take a deeb breath and realize the current scenario, while beautiful harmozitations and sweets melodies companion yourself in this long strech of change.

FAVS: Redesigning Women, Crowded Table, Don't Call Me, My Only Child, Cocktail and a Song, Wheels of Laredo

LEAST FAV: Loose Change

Vhkthor
NR

Fav Tracks: Highwomen, Wheels Of Laredo, My Only Child, Cocktail and a Song, Old Soul, If She Leaves Me

tomwilliams32
84

On their self-titled debut - and only album to date - the country supergroup consisting of Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires deconstruct gendered expectations sincerely and without pretension; addressing their role within society (with assistance from Yola) on the title track and the expectations of motherhood on 'My Name Can't Be Mama'.

But to focus entirely on the album's gender politics - as on-point as they may be - is to overlook how many other things there ... read more

25

Favourites: Redesigning Women, Crowded Table and Wheels Of Laredo

Vhkthor
NR

Fav Tracks: Highwomen, Wheels Of Laredo, My Only Child, Cocktail and a Song, Old Soul, If She Leaves Me

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Track List

  1. Highwomen
  2. Redesigning Women
  3. Loose Change
  4. Crowded Table
  5. My Name Can't Be Mama
  6. If She Ever Leaves Me
  7. Old Soul
  8. Don't Call Me
  9. My Only Child
  10. Heaven Is a Honky Tonk
  11. Cocktail and a Song
  12. Wheels of Laredo
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Added on: July 19, 2019