Fans of Grammy-winning country star, Miranda Lambert, hungry for her musical take on her much publicized divorce from Blake Shelton, should prepare for a lot of deep expressions and heavy confessions. At 24 tracks spread over two discs (subtitled “The Nerve” and “The Heart”), The Weight of These Wings is a dynamo of grand ambition, loaded with distorted guitars, rollicking jams and mega doses of pain, twang and a refreshingly honest rollercoaster of emotions. Her suffering, sorrow and digging out from the darkness is everyone’s gain, offering hopeful catharsis that cements her status as more than a country superstar, but a premier storyteller.
Score: 8 out of 10
The Weight of These Wings
Producer: Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Eric Masse