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Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Artist(s): Pistol Annies
  • Summary: The third full-length release for the country trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley was produced by Frank Liddell.
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Best Years of My Life
[Verse 1: Ashley Monroe] I picked a good day for a recreational percocet I've got an itch to just get high I'm in the middle of the worst of it These... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Nov 2, 2018
    93
    It shouldn’t come as any huge surprise that in a year when Ashley McBryde and Kacey Musgraves have been responsible for the genre’s finest records, a strength-in-female-numbers Pistol Annies collection would turn out to be 2018’s best country album. As an alternately droll and affecting wallow in and cure for the blues, it beats the hell out of a recreational Percocet.
  2. Nov 2, 2018
    90
    The last two Pistol Annies albums ranged from very good to brilliant; this album seems to be a breakthrough, a masterpiece that extends their already formidable gifts.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    90
    What makes Interstate Gospel so invigorating is hearing how Lambert, Monroe, and Presley mesh as both songwriters and singers. Their time apart has only strengthened their bond, resulting in a fully realized and resonant record that is their best to date.
  4. Nov 2, 2018
    80
    Unlike past efforts, where their narratives relied on a heavy dose of dark humor, the songs on Interstate Gospel convey a much more intimate personal urgency. The result, from the housewife harmony blues on “Best Years of My Life” to Lambert’s haunting post-divorce balladry on “Masterpiece,” is a sharply-rendered sketch of bruised hearts and shaken souls that amounts to the group’s most moving work to date.
  5. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    No matter how smoothly the songwriting flows, nothing’s easy on Interstate Gospel. Lambert, Monroe, and Presley know that, yet they take on an array of hard topics and reel off one-liners and hooks as if that’s enough to get us through, which it just might be.
  6. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    Like a lot of great country music, the songs here are staked not on novelty but on convention, on familiar stereotypes captured in unfamiliar depth. ... As always, the premium remains on real talk, which the band dispenses with the unsparing resolve of someone who’s been listening the whole time but has not been paid attention to until now.
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    70
    Miranda Lambert, and Ashley Monroe seek to spread the truth of their own lives and the lives of those around them, and just like those church signs, offer a place of comfort in the midst of brokenness. The Gospel of Pistol Annies is not one filled with saccharine self-help soundbites. ... Instead it's a sermon fueled by heartbreak and regret.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    The best thing released all year. The harmonies are breathtaking. Their individual songs are flawless. And everything in between isThe best thing released all year. The harmonies are breathtaking. Their individual songs are flawless. And everything in between is groundbreakingly awesome. What a wonder to behold. I can’t stop listening to it. It gets better and better. The queens have returned. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    One of the best country albums of all time. Strong talented beautiful ladies. Give them all the awards. They deserve it for saving country music.
  3. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    This is a nice album, it's got its fun and sad moments, very well-balanced.
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    10
    These gals are as good as they come. I wish radio would play them. Miranda is the greatest female vocalist ever and Ang and Ash are soThese gals are as good as they come. I wish radio would play them. Miranda is the greatest female vocalist ever and Ang and Ash are so wonderful in their own right. So proud to own the album of the year. A flat out spectacular work of art. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    9
    Very Very fine album, probably their best so far. Interstate Gospel is a well paced album, and a very satisfying country album. And lyricallyVery Very fine album, probably their best so far. Interstate Gospel is a well paced album, and a very satisfying country album. And lyrically their best yet. Highly Recommended Expand
  6. St5
    Nov 9, 2018
    0
    Awful album! It's just boring, terrible lyrics and worst melodies. If you want good harmonies and songs go and listen Little Big Town orAwful album! It's just boring, terrible lyrics and worst melodies. If you want good harmonies and songs go and listen Little Big Town or Rascal Flatts. Worst country album of the year. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2018
    0
    Their worst album. It feels rushed and the songs failed to make you feel something. Weak album in general, Sugar Daddy is awful. And why isTheir worst album. It feels rushed and the songs failed to make you feel something. Weak album in general, Sugar Daddy is awful. And why is Miranda Lambert still singing about her divorce 3 years later?? It's getting really old. She was dating a married man again this year but she can not sing about that I guess. The album is boring and not their best lyrics. Expand

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