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I love the Dixie Chicks. I was so excited for this album and I only like two songs on the album. I really wanted to like this, yet I was being drawn into this repetitive break up melodrama. Ugh...so painful and so not entertaining. Sorry DIXIE chicks. Not loving this one at all.
I truly wanted to like this album. But unfortunately it is just a extremely watered down version of their former selves. Nothing very entertaining here, unless you enjoy being lectured to.
Every night at 8pm since it was released I’ve listened to this album, particularly Sleep At Night. Resonating. Familiar. Entire entity is a deep sigh of a gut scream. Thanx ladies... so far you are the best part of 2020!
After playing their early releases over and over for months, the full album was the icing on the cake! It’s a journey of loss and love that everyone can relate to, with hope and bright spots too. Natalie’s voice is so strong and pure, it literally brings you to your knees. There is humor and strength, and beautiful harmonies and arrangements. Well worth the wait! They are BACK!! Thank you for “Young Man”- played for my son xxxoooo
Not “female” groups, groups period. Natalie has the best voice in country, even if you complain that they are a little more pop than they used to be, well styles change. I’m sure as artists they would get pretty bored singing the exact same style for 20 years. This music has so much heart and is so clearly personal. Great songs, great singing, great instruments, great music.
This is easily one of the best albums of 2020. The Chicks were groundbreaking in the 90s, pulling around people’s hearts while being a kick ass trio in a male dominated Country world. And now, in 2020, they are still kicking dirt with their boots and creating stories that keep us pulled in. This is a album one should listen to from beginning to end. A story of abuse and redemption.
I can't remember the last time I bought music, nevermind a whole CD, but I had to have this! I was hooked after "Boy you know exactly what you did on my boat/ and boy you know that's exactly why you ain't coming home." Then to hear "My husbands girlfriend's husband just called me up/how messed up is that?" I know alot of people are complaining about how this album is "all Natalie" but anyone who has listened to Taking the Long Way heard a lot about the sisters. Most of that album was about children and their struggles with marriage and infertility. There was some Natalie, and some fun upbeat songs, on that album but Martie and Emily definitely took center stage. Now that Natalie has experienced a long and complicated divorce from actor Adrian Pasdar she had a story to tell. I can't say enough about how this was accomplished. Catchy tunes AND a trail through Natalie's broken marriage. To hear her take a journey from bitter, angry, vicious betrayed wife (hint, we find out what happened on the boat from Gaslighter in "Tights on the Boat.) to forgiveness and just wanting to be done fighting (Set Me Free.). It's heart wrenching. On top of all that they remind us in several songs, it's not just about the relationship between the adults as they have 2 boys together. To hear her talking to her sons in several songs, at first about how their father's infidelity could affect them (Sleep at Night) to talking directly to them about how to deal with the loss of an idol and father figure (Young Man) is a reminder that divorce is about the entire family unit and not just the adults involved. Then you add in March March, which many critics have bashed as destroying the entire storytelling by breaking up the middle of the album, but I think was a perfect song! It encapsulates the times we live in and sets them even further apart from the conservative base they were rejected by in 2003. Then to watch the music video for it on YouTube (I literally cried through the entire song, something about the music, melody, and imagery just struck me) just blew me away. Great music, Great singing! I have played this album on repeat for the past week and I can't get enough.
Vocals and production kill...I would recommend checking the performances they have been doing from home for talk shows on YouTube...they are so on point... This album is not just one thing and I love that about it...I think the chicks have always pushed boundaries with music...I’d say this is pop, country, and alternative...but it really doesn’t matter honestly...just good music.
The Chicks have gotten away from what used to make them really good. Plenty of fiddle, mandolin, etc. COUNTRY!! It's really hard to find any real country anymore. Just Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and George Strait. By the way, isn't the name "CHICKS" sexist??
I loved the Chicks since I saw them perform at the Mesquite Balloon fest however many years ago. Have every album including Courtyard Hounds. Waited years for this album and am so disapointed. Over indulgent bs, utilizing every cliche out there. They can sing, they can play, they can write. Let's use those talents next time.
I heard it and was very disappointed. Very low quality compared to their previous albums, the themes of this album are their pathetic attempts at staying relevant. Time to retire Dixie Chicks!
Was hoping it would be classic Dixie Chicks music. Very disappointed. Wish I could get my money back. Listened while driving and kept skipping to next song, hoping it would get better. Nope!!
Always been a fan. Chicks are super talented and this doesn’t disappoint. If an album has a song or two I want to play over and over again I’m happy. This album has four. It starts and finishes on incredible high notes. Hope there is a tour... someday.
Pre-ordered the whole album. When it became avalable, downloaded it. Almost every song jumps into the next without finishing--and not in a way that seems planned or clever. Whoever quality controlled this before it's release should be fired. This is unlistenable as released. From what I can hear of the music, it's certainly written by artists that have lived some life. Sophisticated lyrics, subtle word play. Looking forward to listening when the tracks have been fixed.