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YMMV / Miranda Lambert

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  • Arc Fatigue: Most of her fans agree that The Weight of These Wings doesn't have that much substance to sustain itself as a double album and should have been cut back to a single album with 12-14 songs. Also doubles as Ending Fatigue as a majority of the songs that were considered weak are at the tail end of the second part of the album.
  • Broken Base:
    • Four the Record. Some critics think it's just as good as any of her other discs; others think she's getting complacent and bland.
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    • "Over You", the second single from Four the Record, stands out. Some feel that it's a passionate and raw ballad that expresses the emotions of death; others feel that it's a weakly-written mess with an awkward melody and weak, forced rhymes.
    • Other fans feel that Platinum was a good album with terrible single choices: "Automatic" (a New Media Are Evil message that some found laughably anachronistic, which also manages to throw in an anti-divorce sentiment that flies in the face of many of her other songs), "Somethin' Bad" (an underwhelming "bad girl" song with Carrie Underwood that quickly fizzled out from its initial hype), and "Little Red Wagon" (seen as both too angry and too cutesy at the same time). After "Little Red Wagon" bombed, most fans were in agreement that "Smokin' and Drinkin'" (with Little Big Town) was a decent single choice, but by that point, the diminishing returns on the charts left her with no momentum. It was rumored that "Bathroom Sink" was going to be the fifth single, but instead, she spent most of 2015 off the charts.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • Miranda and Blake Shelton's fandom got ugly after their divorce. The fact that they released song inspired by the divorce doesn't help either.
    • Miranda vs Carrie Underwood's fans also don't get along, mostly because the two usually compete for awards, thus causing the other side to cry Award Snub when one of the two win.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Miranda's song "Automatic" includes the line: "Staying married was the only way to work your problems out." About a year after she released this song, she and her husband of four years Blake Shelton announced their divorce.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: She got her start on a singing competition. In 2011 her (now ex-)husband became a judge on a different singing competition.
  • Signature Song: "Gunpowder and Lead" and "The House That Built Me" are contenders.
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: One of the major criticism of Platinum is that the first 4 tracks are among the weakest and most shallow in subject of the album.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: "Gunpowder and Lead" (about a domestically abused women fighting back against her husband) was seen as argument for Second-Amendment rights and the importance of armed protection, slightly controversial though perhaps less so to the intended target audience. Other songs and comments by the singer herself hint that she fully supports the right to armed protection.
    • "Me And Your Cigarattes", however, turned the tide a bit and went after Conservative-Christian, Moral-Guardian judgement passing, perhaps far more controversial to the target audience in question.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: After it was pointed out that "Kerosene" sounded like Steve Earle's "I Feel Alright", she realized that she had unconsciously copied many elements from it, and gave Earle a co-writer's credit.
  • Tear Jerker: "The House That Built Me" is a surprisingly sentimental, heartfelt look at a childhood home. "Over You" is a look at someone who died.

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