The Highwomen

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This is finally out. Let's appreciate it.

"If She Ever Leaves Me" is one of the best songs I've heard by anyone this year.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 6 September 2019 04:35 (five months ago) link

they had an opportunity to call themselves The Traveling Womenburys, and they blew it

del griffith, Friday, 6 September 2019 16:57 (five months ago) link

whoa this turned out delightful

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:30 (five months ago) link

The album's better than the singles, and Johnny otm about "If She Ever Leaves Me." I'm not sure about the album yet.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:38 (five months ago) link

"loose change" is the best maren morris song of the year

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:46 (five months ago) link

amanda shires is so fucking good

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:53 (five months ago) link

i was thrilled to see the artists involved, they're all fantastic. the album has exceeded my reasonably high expectations.

omar little, Friday, 6 September 2019 20:56 (five months ago) link

well, Morris put out a shit album last spring! She can only go up.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:57 (five months ago) link

it's not shit it's just mediocre. some very good songs on it still

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 20:59 (five months ago) link

or comparatively mediocre considering hero, which is still an incredible record

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 21:00 (five months ago) link

amanda shires is so fucking good

― american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, September 6, 2019 1:53 PM (eleven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

"cocktail and a song," jeez, she's a genius

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 6 September 2019 21:04 (five months ago) link

"Loose Change" is wonderful, right length too.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 September 2019 21:07 (five months ago) link

Fuck I have to download this.

cpl593H, Friday, 6 September 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

"cocktail and a song," jeez, she's a genius

I sort of breezed past this one last night, but paid closer attention today. What a song.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 6 September 2019 21:47 (five months ago) link

Love this!

#YABASIC (morrisp), Friday, 6 September 2019 23:17 (five months ago) link

the spoken kiss-off bit at the end of "Don't Call Me" is a riot

#YABASIC (morrisp), Friday, 6 September 2019 23:49 (five months ago) link

Going into this, I envisioned Maren Morris being the weak link because I care not a bit about her solo work, but there is no weak link to be found here. I'm extremely enamored with every aspect of it: singing, writing, performance, production. It probably has edged out the Meernaa record for my fave of the year at this point.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 September 2019 02:33 (five months ago) link

production on this album reminds me of bachelor no. 2, it sounds amazing

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:21 (five months ago) link

oh, it's dave cobb, who also produced ashley monroe's sparrow. checks out

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:22 (five months ago) link

both maren morris songs on here are so much better than anything on girl i'm blown away lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:36 (five months ago) link

oh, it's dave cobb, who also produced ashley monroe's sparrow. checks out

― american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:22 AM (eighteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

hell of a resumé here tbh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Cobb

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:42 (five months ago) link

both maren morris songs on here are so much better than anything on girl i'm blown away lol

― american bradass (BradNelson)

I had the same thought. I also experimented with an alternate reality: The Highwomen as Morris' debut, then Hero as her first solo album.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:46 (five months ago) link

Brandi Carlisle, to whom I've paid polite respect (a friend is a massive fan), sounds excellent too. I may prefer as harmonizer and backup singer.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 September 2019 18:46 (five months ago) link

anyone who hasn't heard Brandi's last album should ... it's terrific, and a big step up from her previous work, imo. it's also another Cobb job(b), with Shooter Jennings co-producing.

it's hard to imagine her singing backup to anyone. i mean, of course she can do it, but she's a big, big voice (and not afraid to use it).

alpine static, Saturday, 7 September 2019 19:58 (five months ago) link

it's one of the many reasons "if she ever leaves me" is so amazing

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 September 2019 20:00 (five months ago) link

jfc at "Cocktail and a Song"

Simon H., Saturday, 7 September 2019 20:41 (five months ago) link

emotional terrorism

Simon H., Saturday, 7 September 2019 20:46 (five months ago) link

anyone who hasn't heard Brandi's last album should ... it's terrific, and a big step up from her previous work, imo.

It's a big step in some regards, but "The Story" is among the finest songs from the 00s.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 September 2019 22:48 (five months ago) link

jfc at "Cocktail and a Song"

― Simon H., Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:41 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

emotional terrorism

― Simon H., Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:46 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

And then he stared down at his shoes
Through the pink begonia's blue
Said, "Daddy, all I want is your silver belt buckle
And maybe your black Stetson hat"
And both of us laughed about that

what incredible writing

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 September 2019 23:10 (five months ago) link

for subject matter neighbors I was reminded of the even more brutal "Scared at Night"

Simon H., Saturday, 7 September 2019 23:17 (five months ago) link

It's a big step in some regards, but "The Story" is among the finest songs from the 00s.

― Johnny Fever, Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:48 PM (yesterday)

i don't disagree with this at all, i just think her previous albums were uneven as compared to the newest one. it's more consistently good-to-great.

alpine static, Sunday, 8 September 2019 07:07 (five months ago) link

This is such a terrific album... it pushes every button for me!

(I do wish it had just one more short, kickass song at the very end... “Wheels of Laredo” ends it on kind of an unresolved note.)

#YABASIC (morrisp), Saturday, 14 September 2019 17:55 (five months ago) link

Right now, If She Ever Leaves Me is my song of the year. What a great album.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 20:42 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Still love the song "Redesigning Women" so much

Noticed it was cowritten by Highwomen member Natalie Hemby and a guy named Rodney Clawson -- both of whom (along with Luke Dick) also wrote Miranda Lambert's Pink Sunglasses... another kickass song!

I don't know (Luke) Dick about country songwriters, but I gotta check out more of Clawson & Hemby's tunes

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:45 (four months ago) link

I also note that Dick & Hemby (+KM) wrote the song I most liked from last year's Kacey Musgraves album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsOe_K3UR0M

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:47 (four months ago) link


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