The Balladeer

Lori McKenna - The Balladeer
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 28 ratings
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July 24, 2020 / Release Date
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There are some decent tracks, but the songwriting feels a little stunted overall.


Lori McKenna - The Balladeer

Genre: Americana
Country: US

Final Verdict: 63% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 389th / 1214

Highlight: This Town is a Woman (feat. Karen Fairchild & Kimberly Schlapman) (added to my 2020 best of)

Made me think of:
Margo Price
Alanis Morissette
Angaleena Presley
Ashley Monroe


Long revered by her songwriting peers, Lori McKenna has gained much broader recognition for her skills over the past five years, transforming from an acclaimed industry vet to one of the foremost country singer-songwriters — at least among those paying attention. Those fans will be very familiar with the themes McKenna explores on “The Balladeer” — family, aging, nostalgia, dying towns, the mundane trials of women. She’s made a career out of writing immaculate, ... read more

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Track List

  1. This Town Is A Woman
  2. The Balladeer
  3. Marie
  4. The Dream
  5. Uphill
  6. Good Fight
  7. Stuck In High School
  8. When You're My Age
  9. Two Birds
  10. Till You're Grown

Year End Lists

#40/The Young Folks
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Added on: June 14, 2020