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Miranda Lambert – Four The Record (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Miranda Lambert – Four The Record (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 53:45 minutes | 626 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © RCA Records Label Nashville

Four the Record is the fourth studio album by American country music recording artist Miranda Lambert, released on November 1, 2011, by RCA Records Nashville. This is her first release under RCA Nashville after a cooperate reconstructing at Sony Music Nashville. It was well received by critics and sold over one million copies in the United States. A deluxe edition of the album was also released, which included a bonus song and a DVD.

Firmly established as a formidable country star with her 2009 album Revolution, Miranda Lambert takes some liberties on its 2011 sequel, Four the Record, letting the music breathe and not being afraid to have no less than eight of its 14 songs bear credits by other writers. No other Lambert album relies so heavily on tunes from other songwriters, and while it’s certainly true she may have been kept busy by her side project Pistol Annies (a trio with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, whose album appeared just two months before Four the Record and contained eight Lambert co-writes), the lack of emphasis on writing shifts focus to the music, which is assured, relaxed, and varied. After slowly opening with “All Kinds of Kinds,” the album hits a slinky, quirky blues grind on “Fine Tune,” cruises into rocking country on “Fastest Girl in Town,” kicks up dust on “Mama’s Broken Heart,” gets real gone on the honky tonk throwback “Same Old You,” belts out country-soul on “Baggage Claim,” and does a soft-shoe shuffle on “Easy Living,” all sly but substantial changes of pace that give Four the Record considerable depth. Despite the fiery album cover, Lambert isn’t playing to her caricature: what makes her compelling isn’t her tough-girl schtick, it’s her casual versatility, and with Four the Record, she’s digging deeper than ever before and finding considerable riches. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

01 – All Kinds of Kinds
02 – Fine Tune
03 – Fastest Girl in Town
04 – Safe
05 – Mama’s Broken Heart
06 – Dear Diamond
07 – Same Old You
08 – Baggage Claim (Radio Edit)
09 – Easy Living
10 – Over You
11 – Look at Miss Ohio
12 – Better In the Long Run
13 – Nobody’s Fool
14 – Oklahoma Sky


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