The Weight of These Wings

Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #25 / 926
Year End Rank: #47
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2016 Ratings: #73
Liked by 2 people
November 18, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony Music Nashville / Label
Country / Genres
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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.

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.

The Guardian

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

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.


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


If you told me a year ago I would listen to a 90 minute country album straight through multiple times... and enjoy it, I'd call you a mad man.

Following her divorce from Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert took some time to drop a double disc country rock album and add to her already established resume as a country icon. From the intro track, we know what we're getting into thematically. "I carried him around with me, I don't mind having scars. Happiness ain't prison but ... read more

Okay, wow. 94 minutes of country, but I gotta say I enjoyed almost every minute of it. This album is coming off Miranda's rocky divorce with Blake Shelton, and the content of this record revolves around this. And I mean this is a hell of a breakup album. Miranda splits this double album into two sections, The Nerve and The Heart, and I really love the way she organized this.

The Nerve contains the primarily upbeat songs and Miranda mostly details her nerve, anxiety, and ... read more
Favorite Track: Pink Sunglasses

Least favorite track: I've Got Wheels
The Weight Of These Wings by Miranda Lambert

Runnin' Just in Case - 85
Highway Vagabond - 83
Ugly Lights - 75
You Wouldn't Know Me - 82
We Should Be Friends - 83
Pink Sunglasses - 71
Getaway Driver - 71
Vice - 94
Smoking Jacket - 72
Pushin' Time - 76
Covered Wagon - 71
Use My Heart - 73
Tin Man - 91
Good Ol' Days - 80
Things That Break - 71
For the Birds - 76
Well-Rested - 74
Tomboy - 76
To Learn Her - 71
Keeper of the Flame - 70
Bad Boy - 74
Six Degrees of Separation - 75
Dear Old Sun - ... read more
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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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
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Added on: October 12, 2016