Do you trust your friends and their judgement of character? If your friend is hanging out with someone then that person must be cool, right?
I am in love with Miranda Lambert and, even though she doesn’t know it, she and the music she makes are great friends of mine. So, knowing that Miranda hangs out with Angaleena Presley means that she must be pretty cool.
Wrangled is pure two-stepping, Nudie suit wearing country music. It is the sound of the Louisiana Hayride and classic Grand Ole Opry with short flashes of punk rock attitude and feminist badassery. This is the sound that modern country music is missing.
Ninety percent of this record is incredibly old school. Wrangled is reminiscent of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette in both sound and fuck-you-I’m-a-woman-and-will-kick-your-ass-and-then-sing-about-it attitude.
The other ten percent of this record has a modern almost country-leaning punk edge. There is even a rap verse that somehow fits. It is strange how it just flows on this album without calling too much attention to itself.
Wrangled is an excellent addition to any collection of real country music.
My favorite track: Bless My Heart