The Highwomen

The Highwomen - The Highwomen
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2019 Ratings: #198 / 493
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2019 Ratings: #606
September 6, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Low Country Sound, Elektra / Label
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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.

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.

warioware
60
"if she ever leaves me" should be considered a hate crime, not because it's written entirely by straight people but because it's corny as hell and brandi deserves better.

anyways this feels like music for people that think they're too good for pistol annies. it's not terrible but it's not nearly as good as it thinks it is.
76fex
NR
the wKKK
77
The opening track is epic. That’s storytelling at its finest! Everything else is a hit or a miss. This is just their warm up I feel. This seems so genuine and authentic.

Best tracks:
If she ever leaves me
Crowded table
Highwomen
My only child
hzy0421
49
A mixed bag of country, folk and Americana, but production wise, all of these elements feel uninspired and uninteresting. The vocals are not good too because their voices sound so different.
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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