Miranda Lambert, 50 Cent top this week's CD reviews

(L-R) Miranda Lambert and 50 Cent. (WENN.COM/REUTERS)

(L-R) Miranda Lambert and 50 Cent. (WENN.COM/REUTERS)

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Miranda Lambert
Platinum


You can take the girl out of the trailer park … unless that girl is Miranda Lambert. Despite her superstar status and new slimmed-down and glammed-up look, the country-rock spitfire doesn’t change her tune much on her fifth major-label album. Pulling no punches and leaving no expletive unspoken, Mrs. Shelton shares a girls’ night out with Carrie Underwood, gripes about getting old, asks Priscilla Presley for relationship advice and proclaims her love for “old s—.” That last one is evident in the classic country-swing, blues and Americana songs and instruments that share space with electric guitar riffs and hick-hop beats. Her album title may be about her dyed hair — “What doesn’t kill you makes you blonder,” she insists — but Lambert wisely stays true to her redneck roots here.

RATING: 3.5 (out of 5)

Bidiniband
Motherland


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