come anticipate Miranda Lambert's new double album The Weight of These Wings

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"dark bars" is really great... the line about lifeguards

J0rdan S., Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:41 (one month ago) link

yesss. "how dare you love" is a stunner too

Heez, Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:47 (one month ago) link

"dark bars" is so good

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 November 2019 02:53 (one month ago) link

you're welcome!

This needs its own thread

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 November 2019 02:59 (one month ago) link

it's a really gentle production for such a sad song and more texturally interesting than it lets on at first

J0rdan S., Thursday, 7 November 2019 03:01 (one month ago) link

"Track Record," another chapter in the "Kerosene/Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" book, gets me with its jangly guitars -- it's those songs played by Tom Petty.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 November 2019 03:05 (one month ago) link

i really like the opening & closing clusters of songs on Wildcard.

quinn morgendorffer stan account (morrisp), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:38 (one month ago) link

"Dark Bars," yes; "White Trash" meh.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:39 (one month ago) link

I like "White Trash!" (I see Luke Dick and Natalie Hembie both wrote on it... to circle back to my posts here)

quinn morgendorffer stan account (morrisp), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:43 (one month ago) link

(I should mention that "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" is in my all-time top-10 -- so big, unabashedly corny country-pop songs are right up my avenue.)

quinn morgendorffer stan account (morrisp), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:48 (one month ago) link

Dick & Hemby also wrote on the excellent "Highway Vagabond," track 2 on The Weight of These Wings (to hew to the thread topic)

quinn morgendorffer stan account (morrisp), Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:51 (one month ago) link

I whittled this down to a 10 song playlist and it’s perfect

Heez, Thursday, 7 November 2019 23:51 (one month ago) link

finally getting around to this

man, the guitar tones on "mess with my head"

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:30 (one month ago) link

(i only caught maybe two of the singles so most of this is new to me)

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:32 (one month ago) link

Well, good. You can decide whether "Locomotive" and "Bluebird" and "Settling Down" are as good as I think.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:41 (one month ago) link

"locomotive" and "bluebird" are amazing ("bluebird" was one of the ones i'd heard)

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:53 (one month ago) link

oh so was "locomotive" actually but it grew on me heavily, generally i'll listen to her sing over any overdriven wall of guitars

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:54 (one month ago) link

c/o the Rosanna Cash thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihyHTKqBU5Q

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:56 (one month ago) link

basically love every song on this except for "way too pretty for prison" which could've spent a little more time in the song incubator

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 13:21 (one month ago) link

as an album it's a little all over the place and weirdly-paced like platinum and revolution, which are two excellent albums so i'm not exactly complaining

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 13:24 (one month ago) link

she's the goat

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 13:26 (one month ago) link

Best of the decade.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 November 2019 13:45 (one month ago) link

Way to pretty for prison surprised me - it’s markedly inferior to Stripes by Brandy Clark.

that's not my post, Friday, 8 November 2019 13:45 (one month ago) link

It's on par with Goodbye Earl.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 November 2019 14:05 (one month ago) link

“Pretty Bitchin’” is such an awesome personal anthem.

quinn morgendorffer stan account (morrisp), Friday, 8 November 2019 15:53 (one month ago) link

listened this morning. first impression: seems to get better in the second half. some of the uptempo or rockier ones were misses but the ballads were uniformly good, some truly great

flopson, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:01 (one month ago) link

I was not expecting "Track Record" to sound like New Order!

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:46 (one month ago) link

Closer to Tom Petty to my ears (and "Mess With My Head"!).

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:57 (one month ago) link

re "Dark Bars" this seems right

it's a really gentle production for such a sad song and more texturally interesting than it lets on at first

― J0rdan S., Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:01 AM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

what strikes me in particular is the restraint of her singing. Compare it with "Over You", for instance, where she sings "you went away" big & loud to express her loss. "Dark Bars" communicates in subtler ways, through her twangs, through her enunciation of words with the letter "r" throughout (in "bars", "lifeguard", "hearts", "hard"): soft, almost mushy? but broken? it's mesmerizing me.

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 9 November 2019 15:02 (one month ago) link

What fascinates me about her evolution is how she saves the sentimentality for the rockers while her ballads are getting more fatalistic and in some cases terrifying -- her vocal choices, that is.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 November 2019 15:07 (one month ago) link

I'll have to give this another listen, because on my first try it sounded just OK but nothing particularly special (at least not the way "The Weight of These Wings" popped out at me).

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 November 2019 15:14 (one month ago) link

yes her vocal choices are fascinating. just listening to "Track Record" and "Dark Bars" over and over and over again.

"Dark Bars" is a Liz Rose co-write, I just learned.

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 9 November 2019 15:52 (one month ago) link

as is "Track Record"

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 9 November 2019 15:53 (one month ago) link

the little documentary on apple music about this album is not incredibly insightful but it does have some good video

J0rdan S., Saturday, 9 November 2019 19:06 (one month ago) link

I don't have the gene that lets me enjoy some of the shtickier upbeat songs but the closing stretch is killer

Simon H., Saturday, 9 November 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

Finally listening to this now. If I could make one plea to the gods of modern pop country it would be this: please make the guitar solos sound more like James Burton (or at least Eddy Shaver) and less like CC Deville. Brad Paisley is probably the only guy from this generation of country stars who understands the role guitar should play in this music. Half of the (admittedly unnecessary) solo breaks here sound like Dial MTV circa 1988.

I like "White Trash," "It All Comes Out In The Wash," and "Track Record," but some of these songs sound like cuts Pat Benatar would have given the gas face, and I don't remember thinking that about any of her previous albums.

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 18 November 2019 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

The Bon Jovification of so much contemporary country doesn't always leave a lot of room for chicken-pickin' and guitar twang.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 November 2019 18:52 (three weeks ago) link

hmm, you make a point there

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 18 November 2019 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

I like most of the solos *shrug*. I've heard worse on Eric Church's The Outsiders.

I take your point about Paisley, though. And Jason Isbell does fine work on The Highwomen album.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 November 2019 20:52 (three weeks ago) link

not important question: why does she cut out the two utterances of the word "pretty" in the last verse? just for fun? or am i missing a reference or a joke?

alpine static, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:18 (three weeks ago) link

Of "Pretty Bitchin'"? I assume just cuz it sounds cool?

paris geller spinoff pitch (morrisp), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:17 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, sorry i forgot the song title

sounds cool, just seems weird! but i guess identifying that kind of thing is what makes her Miranda Lambert

alpine static, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 23:42 (three weeks ago) link

this woman is an all-time genius

alpine static, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 20:27 (one week ago) link


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