This is my most hated form of country. Sad sack crooner bullshit. Love sucks, you suck, I suck (but I'm going to blame it on you), everything's terrible so let's just make everything even more terrible (but it's your fault). I found exactly ZERO songs that were worth a second listen or even half a first listen. Hated it. This is why people don't like country music.
Classic weepy country. Loretta Lynn was such a badass. I can't help it, I love it.
Very Dolly. A diversion from my usual listening but thoroughly enjoyable. Interesting lyrics in relation to the recent discussions about women's safety and consent. The typical country theme of women fighting for their men, who, ruined with drink, treat them ill!
I'm very glad this album was included. Loretta Lynn's contribution to country music cannot be overstated. Her vocal performance is powerful and subtle. Female country singers are often noted for their powerful delivery, but Lynn showcases immense control and damn near perfect delivery (see 'I Really Don't Want to Know' for a masterclass in vocal delivery). The music itself is well crafted, and is more complex with its chord changes than one would think. It is designed to deliver the exact emotional resolution (or lack thereof) that the songwriter intends. In that, it excels.
Wow these songs are so powerful because of her honesty, emotion, storytelling, and voice. The band is great too. Makes me want to listen to the rest of her discography as well.
Oh Miss Loretta, you make me want to sit in a bar, drink whiskey, and cry. Great voice and phenomenal country record. Favorite tracks: "I Really Don't Want to Know", "Saint to a Sinner"
Love don’t come home a drinkin
yaaaasss LAWD YEAAASSSSSSSSSS
I hate when republicans are talented
Loretta Lynn is an absolute treasure. Excellent album
Outstanding and iconic country album. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Classic country, good feel to it. Made me long for some of the old merle haggard type songs.
Interesting. Didn't listen carefully though.
Lovely stuff. The guitars and lap steels and her voice felt like they were losing into my head but I think that’s because it was morning.
That was fun. Missed Intl Women’s Day by a few but definitely in the spirit.
No conocía a Loretta Lynn. Creo que me he convertido en fan de Loretta Lynn (creo... es difícil de decir con alguien que por lo que leo tiene 60 discos y que acabo de conocer). Si hubiera un premio para mayor grado de disparidad entre calidad de la portada y calidad de la música sin duda al menos llegaría a los finalistas. Mientras lo escuchaba me llegó un punto de "eureka" de por qué de primera instancia me agradó tanto su música; su voz no se siente trabajada, justamente esa cara de "señora del coro de la iglesia" de la portada le queda a la perfección porque se siente como si fuera un amateur con una voz espectacular. Se oye dulce, simple, con potencia pero sin querer abusar de ella ni intentando lucirse. No se qué tan acertada sea mi apreciación sobre su poco o mucho entrenamiento vocal pero cualquiera que sea la respuesta el sonido de su voz es maravilloso. Pasando al siguiente punto, es un disco que se siente obligado a que se le ponga atención a las letras sobre todo al considerar que es un disco de Country en 1967. Temáticamente se me hace muy interesante y quizá importante el ver como se empiezan a colar ideas de la importancia de la mujer en este género y con un dejo de "no mamen pinches hombres". No podría decir que fuera un disco "feminista," no se siente sermoneador ni como tal que reproche directamente, pero sí como el inicio de algo que llevará a una mayor importancia temática para la mujer en el género. Me agrada que por un lado le baja el romantizar la idea del Outlaw Country (de lo cual quizá soy bastante culpable, sorry-not sorry, me sigue gustando aunque comprendo sus puntos problemáticos), y habla sobre el otro lado de la moneda y cómo en la vida real el "forajido" el alcohólico irredimible e incluso criminal es algo que a nadie le cae bien. En cuanto a su música es country country, no se complica, suena a lo que se piensa cuando alguien menciona el género, con mucha calidad, con la suavidad esperada que si uno no oye la letra te puede poner en un estado casi zen y si escuchas las letras a veces llegas a esa distonía entre una música dulce y letras que sorprenden en su temática; de eso se trata el country y en ese aspecto solo puedo decir que está muy bien armado. Una sorpresa muy agradable para algo que de inicio pensé iba a ser algo totalmente estándar o que hasta me iba a aburrir.
Felt a lot more like a concept album that I would've thought from the cover and the style, but while I liked the concept, I didn't love the music. 4 stars, good reminder not to be shitty to your spouse.
I think I might just like country music. A bit samey but it’s short so it’s okay.
Really fun album
I’m a Loretta convert!
oddly catchy country song vibes. simpler times and catchy laments. high pitched vocals but never piercing.
Classic album from a country legend.
Not my absolute favorite country sound, but I adore the slower songs on this record. Lynn has an amazing voice, and I love her persona. I still need to look more into her discography + life!
Really good stuff from Loretta. Some real bangers but also some snoozes.
I really like this album. Standouts: "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (with Lovin' on your Mind)", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Saint To Sinner" "The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight" "Saint To A Sinner"
The way country should be.
Right at the start, you can see Loretta Lynn being more feminist than country fans were ready for when this was released. The title song is a classic, and it's followed by some good rainy day country songs.
I love it <3, not VERY creative music, but beautiful nontheless 4/5
hahahaha ok this gets a 5/5 just for the album title. surely it's gonna be country. haha ok yep it's fuckin country as, but it's that fun old-school country. would listen to this again for sure. 4/5.
This was great fun. What sass.
Love this sound. Beautiful voice, but has a little too much vibrato at times.
This was my first introduction to Ms. Lynn, and after the first three tracks I was unimpressed. I felt like she was missing the passion of a Dolly or the sass of an Aretha. But much to my joy, I stand corrected after the brutality of Saint to Sinner, and ShoeGgoes on the Other Foot. There Goes my Everything had me near tears. Good show.
This is a high mark on this style of sound. I Really Don't Want To Know is begging for a modern cover. Tomorrow Never Comes is a stage for Loretta to really air out what she can do. The Devil Gets His Dues has this awesome major 7th root vocal movement and it kicks ass. This whole album is great!
Not really my style of country but I admire the album.
I really enjoy Loretta Lynn a lot. Her vocals are so fucking good, and maybe the lyrical content was more of a bummer, but the up and downs of love and a partner who cheats. I mean it fucking sucks and is a bummer. I enjoyed it a good bit.
Felt like I was in a tarantino movie
A very classic, lovely sound to bop to in a tight little record. Big points for an absolute lack of bloat.
Proper tear-in-my-beer stuff. Everything on here just works, from the instrumentation to that keening voice. Wonderful, and a hint of the controversy to come over 'The Pill', later on.
Love her voice. So emotive. Really enjoy the arrangements and the mix too. Stripped down to the essentials so you can hear each element distinctly with the perfect amount of reverb and doubling thrown on the voice. It's so well balanced. A very warm and comfortable sound. Plus, she is a total badass. Nothing but respect for the brutal honesty being conveyed here.
Loretta is a truly wonderful performer. There's a reason why she's a country music icon. The only thing keeping this album being a 5 for me is that some of the songs can start running together a bit towards the end of the album. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed this one much more than I expected to. Lynn and her genuine vocals carry each arrangement on a mix of pure simplicity, true sorrow, and honest emotions.
Very solid classic country album. I don't listen to much but would listen to this again.
Listened Before? N I loved this album. A good first entry for classic 60s country western. Pros: the title track is amazing, her voice is great, and the rebellious undertones were probably pretty fresh at the time. Cons: slow in parts. If you’re not sad, the slow songs drag. Added to Library? N Songs added to Library: Don’t Come Home a Drinkin…., I Got Caught.
Kind of reminds me of the music my parents listened to. Ver-r-r-r-r-r-r-ry twangy. But in a good way. Songs not stretched out too long. There's something to be said about succinctness.
This is a fun, classic country album. Loretta Lynn's voice is a pleasure to listen to, and there's a nice balance between the punchy, strident tunes and the sweet and sad ones. Fave Songs: Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind), I Really Don't Want to Know, The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight, Tomorrow Never Comes, I Can't Keep Away from You
I enjoyed this far more than I was expecting to. The title track is just perfect ur country. But the whole album is just warm, enjoyable, with a razor sharp wit and great instrumentation. One to convert country haters!
Great Country, remind me of my childhood with my grand mother.
lite mysigt sådär
This record was all about a dysfunctional marriage...over and over and over again. I get it, dude is a drunk.
I enjoyed it!
Great voice, but twangy country.
Short... lots of songs sound the same... lots of songs about unfaithful men
it was tolerable for a country album
¡Es como oír a Lurleen Lumpkin! Country del bonito, sin irse demasiado a las raíces — como lo que hemos oído de Gram Parsons — ni ponerse tan redneckoso como para sacar banderas confederadas. Sin embargo, desde la primera canción perdió credibilidad con su "But liquor and love, they just don't mix". ¿Qué clase de country es este?
Con tantos discos no creo que sea el único ni el mejor que vamos a escuchar, creo que está en la lista por el significado de las canciones más que por el estilo musical, tienen un mensaje muy fuerte hacia las mujeres que en aquel tiempo debió haber sido escandaloso tanto para el género musical como para la sociedad
Creo que el aspecto más interesante de este disco, además de los vocales de Loretta, es el tema de sus canciones. Son temas que hablan del empoderamiento de las mujeres, con todos los peros y asegunes que se puedan hacer considerando la época y lugar. Sin duda debió ser vanguardista. Mi calificación no está relacionada tanto a la “calidad” de la música, sino a mis gustos personales. Si bien volvería a escuchar el disco de nuevo, no me veo buscando escucharlo de forma activa.
I'm finally in a place I can enjoy classic country. Still don't vibe much with the modern stuff but the oldies be singing goodie to me these days.
Inmediatamente me recordó a June Carter pero después sí logré agarrarle su propio estilo. Country sufrido y romántico como debe ser, pero también es interesante su postura feminista (No llegues borracho, no me estés diciendo que nos vamos a casar, hoy me toca salir a mi). No sé si es revolucionaria en ese aspecto pero no conocía alguien que lo hiciera así de frontal. Un disco por demás agradable de 3.5 estrellas que se queda, tristemente en 3, por su probabilidad de que lo vuelva a poner completo. Songs: Tomorrow Never Comes, Don't Come Home A-Drinkin', The Foot Goes In The Other Foot Tonight
3 - da will ich traktor fahren
Love a classic country record like this.
Country. Suave, alegre, melódico.
No nonsense country.
Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to live with me knows I bloody love Country music. Not the pandering nonsense of your Keith Urbans singing about fucking tractors when hes never driven one in his life but your great songwriters and performers like Dolly Parton, Kris Kristoffersen, and Johnny Cash. I'm aware of Loretta Lynn but had never really listened to an album. Luckily Loretta falls into the latter category. A nice collection of well written country songs. Unfortunately not by her- Dolly she ain't, but she sings them well enough. Not the best of its genre and doesn't do anything for me to stand out from the crowd. Highlight: The Devil gets his dues, I Got Caught 3/5
It was okay. Lyrics were great if depressing, but I just couldn't take the way this album sounded after like 3 songs.
Buen disco de country. Sin más
Nice cooking album. First Aid Kit got some inspo here I recs
Another enjoyable country album. Short and easy to listen to.
Classic country. Strong lyrics for a woman in the 1960's!
Not half bad! in fact I kind of liked this one, Loretta Lynn may be my step into country music! Huh!
A good ol’ traditional country toe tapper. Lynn has a great voice made for this genre. Enjoyed it
YEEHAW! Classic country. Drinkin', fuckin' and fightin' in any order or even at the same time. Best Tracks: Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind), The Devil Gets His Due, I Got Caught
Has a melancholic feel to it, though I guess that's inherent to the genre. Don't know a lot about country but Loretta's voice feels nice.
quite a crooner. a female bing crosby or frank sinatra. Dolly's brunette cousin.
Country, toe tapping songs
17th May 2021 Listened to this throughout the afternoon but finished it off walking through Knightsbridge on the way to Hog's birthday dinner at Hawksmoor. A few absolute gems that I surprisingly enjoyed from this June Carter sounding album. The title track was good fun but the stand out was I'm Living In Two Worlds - what a beautiful song.
It was ok, but not something I would have in my library!
Not being a country fan, this is a tough one to evaluate. I certainly prefer it to anything I've (briefly) heard on country radio from the past few decades. Lynn's voice is expressive, and the guitars all sounds amazing. Can't say I'll reach for it again but enjoyable.
I don’t like country for the most part, but I do like the down in the small town sound of this album. Loretta can carry a tune. She’s not an elite voice, but still very good. The musical arrangements are simple most of the time, allowing the straightforward lyrical storytelling and Loretta’s voice to feature. The title track, Devil Gets His Due, and Get What ‘Cha Got And Go are all nice tunes that have a faster, driving beat. It feels like these songs are taking me somewhere. There are too many songs that are just too slow to keep my interest, such as Saint To A Sinner, I Don’t Want To Know, and There Goes My Everything. They feel like I’m stuck in the muck. Aside from this album, I found out that Loretta was a country music pioneer. She was the country music artist of the decade (the only woman to do so) for the 1970s. She also married a 21 year old that she had known for a month when she was 15. She had 4 kids before she turned 21. Loretta wrote a lot of songs supporting women’s issues and has recorded 70!!! albums over her career. Quite a lot of accomplishments.
A perfectly pleasant album to have on in the background. Makes me want to go drink a beer, have a good cry, and keep the country going with some dolly and some reba
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. There isn't much going on here, but these simple tunes are all extremely well sung and performed.
Not bad but sounds like a lot of other country stuff in the 60s
3/5 - Not my thing
Oldie country album that has short songs and simple lyrics which has made Loretta an icon. To me it’s an above average album but I don’t seem myself listening to it a lot. 6.6/10
Loretta Lynn radio is now part of my Spotify rotation. Just shy of a 4 star.
I recognize it’s significance in country music, women singing about rotten men, and frankly it’s good singing and songwriting. But the music is just so basic, which is my problem with country (and pop) in general. First track is catchy
This album is downright SCANDALOUS! If I have to guess, she's gotta live someplace in Texas 'cause she sounds miserable and all the dudes she sings about are cheatin' drunk assholes. I think Loretta needs to get out of whatever this situation is that she's got happening. Perhaps there's a small mountain town of coal miners she might be happier in...? I love the brevity of these songs and there are some really great verses dripping with animosity. Here are two of my favorites: "You better wash that sneaky smile right off of your face For I just might to knock it off and put you in your place Just like the wild wild wind all you do is blow You say I'm holdin' you back but baby I'll help you pack So get what'cha got and go." And the second, from The Devil Gets His Dues, which may have served as inspiration for a girl named Left Eye Lopes, in 1994: "Well, your little play house is sittin' on sticks of dynamite And I get mad tonight and light the fuze If you come in and find out that my dog bites You'll know the devil's here collectin' dues." I think the point of this is that Loretta is a strong woman, has put up with a lot of shit, and she's realizing that Texans are assholes so she's gonna pack up her things and go. All I can say is 'Amen.'
Refreshing country music ..worth a listen
fair enough if you like country music
Quite fun lyrics - but still sounds similar to most other country
Well that was pretty comedic, I enjoyed all the funny rhymes and these upbeat songs and cheating on your man to get him back for doing the dirty on you. As ever, country is not my thang. BUT this was entertaining
Disc de layback country; 100% old school amb la veu i presència d'una de les grans del génere. El tema titular és un clàssic merescut (i molt divertit). La resta, ideal per disfrutar conduint en una posta de sol o en un capvespre estiuenc mirant com es posa el sol al mar
a very solid country album - not sure why it is on the list (disclaimer: I did not know this album and only listened to it twice).
Beetje een twijfelgeval, maar vooruit: ik heb een goede bui.
Pretty good country.
I hate country but this is country done right. Great songwriting and musicianship, and you really feel Loretta's voice.
Nekako se čini kao da slušam jednu dugu pjesmu od 28 minuta, ali paše u pozadini. Vozim kamion na napuštenoj cesti, točim gorivo, cijene normalne.
Standaard country album. Weinig speciaal
There are a good couple of songs here, but the majority are a bit of a snooze. The biggest draw here is definitely Loretta's voice, she has some major pipes. A nice record but nothing too memorable.
That album cover, that title. That voice though. At times a bit too honky tonk, the ballads are the best. Imagine what they would say about a 28 minute album in the reviews if this was released today.
Perfectly sound for what it is, but not for me, I fear
Sad olde country music. I much prefer this to any contemporary country but still not my thing.
I liked this!
Lovely vocals, loved the simple and universally relatable lyrics. I'm not a huge fan of folk music. I find it can get quite repetitive and it starts to feel formulaic after a while. And maybe it's just the time of year, but many tracks in this album reminded me of cheesy a slightly grating Christmas songs. The emotion in the music felt... sterilised? The rawness was removed so it fit into a neat little melody with similar instrumentals. I did like the pure vengeance in "Saint to Sinner" though :D Didn't listen to the full album but I appreciate why this would be on the list. Tempted to give a 2 but I won't let my personal bias dictate the score too much. Don't imagine I'll revisit this, but I know that if I gave it a chance it would probably grow on me. Which, imo, is a sign of good music. My taste is too underdeveloped to appreciate it fully. Saved.
Great lyrics but country is not my thing
Man, I do like a bit of Loretta. It's not high art but it's solid country for singing along to and some tracks are genuinely great.
The music doesn't do much for me (not a country fan except for a few exceptions), but I like her voice and there are some good lyrics. Lazy review today.
I struggled to rate this one, and listened to it repeatedly, so at least the album was short. One problem is I don't know many of the originals so it's hard for me to gauge how good her re-interpretations are. And then the backing music is standard fare in my opinion (barely noticeable), so I'm really evaluating her vocals. She can warble, that's for sure. But I don't know if it's enough for me to round up a 3.5 to a 4.
Always find this kind of country music hard to dislike! Can tell this must have been pretty influential at the time.
Fine; a bit miffed I got two country records in a row though.
A great country classic and an early example of not taking shit from idiotic men.
I especially liked the voice and the interpretation of Loretta Lynn on this album quite appreciable. However, there is nothing that stands out that much. Good album!
Nice country, nice voice. The lyrics weren't really my style, but it's a good album for its genre
It sure is a country album made in the 60's.
It's alright. It's not enough for me to add it to my music library, however it's worth mentioning that in itself it's pretty good. Loretta has a pleasant voice and some good tunes to sing to. I would want a bit more though. Highlights: Don't Come Home A-Drinkin', I Really Don't Want To Know
late 60s Country, Female vocals
I can see why its in the book, but I dont think country music is really my cup of tea. Overall, I found it pretty borring and repetitive.
Connor: it's not bad... the instrumentals are decent, lighthearted and rhythmic. her voice isn't *bad*, but the vocals mixing is fucking awful. whenever she sings a strong note there's a lot of... static? I guess. It's in need of a remaster definitely
Naisella on kiva ääni ja siihen tämä sitten jääkin. Olis (ollut) magea kuulla miten tämä misu vetää rokkia...
Some interesting guitar parts and ok songs. Nothing groundbreaking even for the time.
Lol, I listened to this while playing GTA on the PSP. Did anyone else think this was like cute to begin with but also like kind of weirdly sexual at points. Not the one.
loretta me fettan
Not my style
A funny one lol
Somewhat passed it's prime, some classic country sounds
Too country and twangy. Sorry Loretta...
Not very good. Her voice is somewhat annoying and the songs are just kinda sad. But not in a good sad way, in a way that makes me pity this woman, and to an extent all women who lived in America in the 60s. The instrumentals were mostly just boring too but nothing was offensive so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I occasionally quite enjoy Country music, but think I need to be in the mood for it. I was very much not in the mood when I listened to this. It annoyed me. The subject matter seems very insular and mundane. Having said that, for what it is, this seems fine. Loretta Lynn has a nice enough voice and the album has a good variety of pace. Also on the plus side, I really enjoyed its brevity. The longest song is 2:53, and it gets through all 12 tracks in 28 mins. Many other albums would benefit from this conciseness. 2/5
Nice songs. Nice voice. It was nice. 5/10
Nice country vibes. Am I now a country fan? Maybe.
Solo female country singer, Loretta Lynn, created a fun collection of different tunes for your listening pleasure. Some songs are slow and some are fast; there's a song for any mood. Also this album was #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums list, and her single, title song was #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles list.
Hard to believe this album, with its female empowerment overtones, was recorded in 1967! About half the songs turn the songs of heartache on their ear, as she takes the reigns of her own story. I might rather listen to Patsy if I’m in a twangy mood (and there might be a little more twang here than I’d normally like) and the overall sound gets a little repetitive. Still, there’s no denying the musicianship of her band - I particularly loved the slide guitar work on the otherwise forgettable “Shoe Goes on the Other Foot”.
Is it a concept album, telling the story of a broken relationship? Because there's almost no actual storytelling here. It's a lot of feelings, but I wanted to hear more details about the story of the relationship. She doesn't seem to share proof of his cheating? Apparently he has a drinking problem, and hangs out with his friends too much. The first four songs are boring and repetitive, but the pace and mood picks up with "Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight." However, it turns back mopey again and falls doesn't seem to follow through on the story and character development hinted at in "Saint to Sinner." As for the music itself, its too twangy for my taste. So many country singers overdo the twang and accent (just like Scott Stapp and many others overdid it trying to copy the throaty thing early grunge singers popularized - that's right, 90% of country music is to it's genre as Creed is to alternative rock). (And yes, I realize Loretta Lynn probably was the forerunner here that inspired many singers that followed. At least(?) these songs are shorter than punk songs - is this normal for country?
Old country love songs 5/10
Very country, old style
el mix horrible i really dont want to know muy bonita
Its very generic. Sounds exactly what I think in my mind as stereotypical country music.
Memories of smoke filled living rooms and music on the record player... reminding me how much better I have it now
Elvis and Johnny Cash made a baby girl. She was good enough to listen to, but didn't speak to me. Is she saying "if you are drunk, go bang someone else?" Seems reasonable
Tja, wat moet ik hier dan weer mee?
Iets teveel country naar mijn smaak
Rosa klassískt kontrí með tilheyrandi meðvirkni í sumum lögum. Ekki minn tebolli.
I know that she's talented, but I have an immediate visceral reaction to the sound of country music and it just isn't good.
Good, but not my style of country music. 2/5
12 canciones y 28 minutos. Hacía tiempo que esta lista no me colaba un clásico del Country que no creo que interese fuera de los USA. Solo con ver el número de reproducciones en Spoty se ve que esto no tiene por que estar mal pero no es algo que sea imprescindible escuchar en tu vida.
She's saucy. But the album sounded a lot like itself. And that sound is meh, fine.
Pretty generic country, and the lyrics haven't aged well
Ok foot tapping country. Doesn’t seem essential.
It's nice, but not my kind of music. 2/5. Too much old country twang for my liking.
This album is just typical old country songs you'd hear at a fair or inside a restaurant. Not much to note apart from that. I really have no clue what it's doing on this list, but here we are. Favorite track: The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot Tonight
Wow. It's staggering how absolutely anti-feminist the lyrics on this album are. That alone would be enough to ensure this one doesn't get a good rating. The music really isn't doing anything to change my mind either. It's boring, unimaginative and cringey. It doesn't hurt my ears which saves it from a 1 star rating, but just barely.
Not my kind of music.
Not my style but good country music. Loretta Lynn is a badass.
I tried. I really did. I suspect that Ms. Lynn is like a very fine wine and requires and acquired taste, or a predisposition to embrace the full-bodied style that she portrays. I... lack that level of refinement. 1 star: DNF.
Country music values are so fucked up.
No thanks. "This does not sound like a healthy relationship."
Twangy ear hurter
Honkytonk classic country. Not my thing. 3/10.
Didn’t enjoy this and I quite like the odd bit of country music.
I assume that this is a country classic, but even with the short running time, songs exclusively about love in such a schmaltzy way really isn't my cup of tea.
Meh, I really struggle with Country music. I'm not going to listen to this one again. Good on ya Loretta, but not for me.
These boots were made for Loretta Lynn?
- never listened to Lynn before, now I know why. - Jesus, the 60s must have been dire... No, Sgt. Pepper and Hendrix's first album came out this year. It was just this album that's dire. - genuinely checked whether my sub was plugged in.
What is this... country? I listened to the whole thing, but I wasn't happy about it.
Never liked Country when it sounded like this.
love her voice. had the production and arrangements - total product of the time.
Fine country music. I just don't find anything special about it.
This is everything I dislike in Country music. Please no.