The Weight of These Wings

Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #29 / 997
Year End Rank: #47
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Based on 126 ratings
2016 Ratings: #167
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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.

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.

The Guardian

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


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


probably one of the best country albums ive ever listened to. it's long length and lack of filler tracks is surprising to me because i don't quite like country music. the extensive length of this album turned out to be the biggest weakness for it, as i started to lose interest at times. overall a pretty enjoyable listen.
fav: dear old sun
least fav: tomboy
overall: 8/10


*Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums #480*

I love Miranda Lambert's voice, and the opening track gave me the chills with the drama of the instrumentals and the building of her voice through out the song. Highway Vagabond was an upbeat groovy track that is very catchy and more modern country hit sounding, I did start to notice on this song and the next one, Ugly Lights, that there is this crunchy sounding filter on her vocals that makes it sound a little too Garage Band for my taste. I think ... read more


Damn this is actually I really good and I do get the hype. A few songs that are bland but the songs that are good are really good 7/10


Okay, not a country gal myself, but this was pretty damn good.
Favourite: "Highway Vagabond" (Its just so fun)

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Added on: October 12, 2016