Friday, August 3, 2012

Album Review: Four the Record by Miranda Lambert

When Lambert put out this album in 2011 she was 28 years old. At 28 Lambert is obviously settling into her career as she's backed off a bit from writing on this album and reached out to pull in music from others. She's done a good job selecting songs that fit into the album and produced an interesting album that is both sticking to her successful formula and experimenting around a bit.

The biggest thing we learn on this album is that if Lambert chooses she could be one of the best female rock vocalist of her generation. I find Lambert to be a good country singer, but I was surprised at what a good rock singer she is and hope that at 30 she does a full rock album. We also see that as a writer she is growing quite well. She has been writing her own stuff for her entire career and it's good to see her growing naturally with her voice.

All in all this album isn't bad. My only complaint is that out of the 14 tracks here there weren't any that really jumped out at me and so though I enjoyed the album when I listened to it, there was nothing there that left me wanting to come back for more.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.