Monday, November 7, 2011
***SAU Official Report Card*** Miranda Lambert "Four The Record"
Without checking her mouth at the door, Miranda Lambert has been on the minds of many with a release of "Hell On Heels" from Country girl group Pistol Annies (which debuted at #1 on the Country charts), and now the release of her fourth studio album "Four the record". Keeping with the VERY vivid lyrics Lambert is known for, this album tends to lack musical empathy in the form of strong vocals at times(Aka more push). Songs like "Safe" and "Dear Diamond" could have been taken to at least 3 different levels to give you the complete thrill of the beautifully written songs. "Mama's Broken Heart" gives you the Happy hour cocktail you need from Lambert, as previous songs make us mentally fly, here reality hits with a "2 snap demo" before "Drowning my thoughts at the expense of my liver" over a silhouette of crazy.
In actuality, this album is growth from 09's "Revolution" when it comes to analyzing the growth of a woman, as well as the want to get over previously out dated relationships. In "Over You" the perfect input of /How Dare You/ tagging along the realness of /I miss you/ is the intended brush fire that's a beautiful sight to see.
This album oozes sophistication, but tends to lack vocal strength at times, but keeping with the attitude Miranda is known for, it makes you question was vocal strength needed keeping with an attitude that shows you she can say "F it?" In my opinion, Yes, there's no better way to soften a four letter blow, than to accompany it with aggressively self-assured vocals.
Vocal ability- C-
WWA (World Wide Appeal)- B-
SAU Official Grade- B-