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Take It Like A Man

Amanda Shires

Take It Like A Man

Seventh full-length solo album from the Texas-born singer-songwriter produced by Lawrence Rothman

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  1. 10.0 |   Albumism

    A radiant revelation of an album that places a premium on art over artifice and substance over semblance, Take It Like A Man evinces the many gifts of a songwriter who arguably hasn’t reached her creative prime just yet, but is well on her way to experiencing the pinnacle soon enough
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    She's made a striking, deeply satisfying album that follows no rules other than what her muse has chosen, and it's inarguably her finest work to date
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A bold re-statement of artistic identity. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Intense. But the much tougher stuff here is emotional. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The frequently epic seventh album from the Nashville iconoclast digs into the sexuality, stoicism and vulnerability of modern womanhood
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Emotionally Amanda Shires’ Take It Like a Man interlaces heartache and disappointment with the profoundly temporal joys of new beginnings and aches of desire
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  7. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    Singer’s latest traces the bumpy contours of marriage on emotionally resonant songs
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  8. 7.6 |   Spectrum Culture

    Shires has written something akin to a break-up album, but she's challenged herself more by staying in the hard places and not fully moving beyond the questions
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