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Gaslighter

The Chicks

Gaslighter

First new studio album in 14 years from the country trio formerly known as the Dixie Chicks was produced with Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde, St. Vincent)

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Sony Music
UK Release date
17/07/2020
US Release date
17/07/2020
  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The band bring a lush new sound that ventures further into the pop realm
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  2. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    An album so full of emotion, it takes a while to absorb it all. It’s not perfect, and it’s not meant to be. But the juxtaposition of slickness and rawness somehow works
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  3. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Gaslighter is bold and incendiary, finding the Chicks reclaiming their relevance. Thankfully, the Chicks reject silencing as Gaslighter reestablishes their penchant for vocalizing raw truths
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  4. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks come for abusers, cheaters and injustice on first album in 14 years
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    There’s more going on here than a name change: the band’s trademark country-pop-with-attitude is fuelled by stories of rage and psychological abuse
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    From bow to stern The Chicks take us on a musical boat ride, with infectious top lines you’ll be humming long after the album has ended – just make sure you don’t leave your tights
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  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It's clear that the Chicks are not about to shut up and sing
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    A straight-talking delight, ‘Gaslighter’ refuses to radically overhaul The Chicks’ sound, and that’s ultimately why it’s so successful
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    They've left behind their original name, their old connections, their old genre, and are firmly focused on the future
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    The trio return with a revised name and their first studio album in 14 years
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  11. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The band’s first album in 14 years is steeped in personal and political rage
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  12. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It's an inspiring, swift-footed return from a band who've always carried more than their fair share. With Gaslighter, the Chicks sound unburdened
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  13. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s less kitsch cowgirl and more of a strong statement, of feminism and the future
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  14. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The trio are a testament to female resilience on this outspoken album
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  15. 7.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    The Chicks sound rejuvenated, refreshed, and emboldened, and ready to usher their sound into a new era. And with their singing and playing as strong as this, the trio makes it clear that they are up to the task
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  16. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The trio’s first album in 14 years is a genuinely compelling new take on the punchy country sound that’s always made them stand out. But its links between the personal and the political are foggy
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  17. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Delivering some classic songs that honour their past while showing an appetite for new ideas
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  18. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Eighth album from country-pop trio mines personal material like never before
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  19. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The trio’s first album in nearly 15 years is their most pop-sounding yet, and their most honest
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