Angaleena Presley - Wrangled
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #244 / 817
User Score
Based on 18 ratings
April 21, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mining Light / Label
Country, Americana / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

She may emphasize her ties to the past but she's intent on expanding the tradition, turning country music into a bolder, more inclusive place, and that desire is what makes Wrangled such a compelling album.

84
Paste
Song after song features sharp lyrics, sublime melodies, strong performances and suitable production, with Presley cool, calm and collected at the center of it all. She may never be the most famous Pistol Annie, but on her second album, Angaleena Presley proves she belongs right alongside her colleagues as an artist.
80
The Independent

Angaleena Presley may be the feistiest woman in country music since Dolly Parton ... though Wrangled suggests she’s less prepared to toe the Nashville line.

80
American Songwriter

Wrangled is a rootsy collection of interpersonal dramas and vivid field reports from Presley’s American underclass.

80
Uncut

Presley’s righteous fury and mordant wit burn even brighter on ... Wrangled.

70
Slant Magazine

Taken as a whole, Wrangled feels like an antidote to some of the more testosterone-driven material that’s come out of Nashville in recent years.

50
Exclaim!

A few years ago, between the Pistol Annies and her debut solo album, Angaleena Presley delivered a one-two punch of working class solidarity and Southern religious devotion. This is what makes her long awaited followup such a disappointment. Wrangled lacks ambition.

78
Nicely done and subtly written country/Americana album. I was worried after reading the Exclaim review that I'd have heard this all before, but while Angaleena's themes are similar to those of her debut, it's a testament to her songwriting -- which is among the best in the genre -- that she makes the words and melodies sound so fresh.
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Track List

  1. Dreams Don't Come True
  2. High School
  3. Only Blood
  4. Country
  5. Wrangled
  6. Bless My Heart
  7. Outlaw
  8. Mama I Tried
  9. Cheer Up Little Darling
  10. Groundswell
  11. Good Girl Down
  12. Motel Bible
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Added on: February 27, 2017