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Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)

Loretta Lynn

1967

Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
Album Summary

Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) is the ninth solo studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on February 6, 1967, by Decca Records.

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Rating

2.96

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11004

Genres

  • Country
  • Folk

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

I hate when republicans are talented

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Wed Feb 03 2021
1

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.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
1

No thanks. "This does not sound like a healthy relationship."

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Thu Nov 12 2020
4

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"

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Thu May 27 2021
1

Country music values are so fucked up.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

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!

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Thu May 20 2021
5

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.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
5

What vocals! A vibrato like Elvis, tone like Dolly, and great catchy and fun melodic songs from beginning to end. Top top country!

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Fri Jun 09 2023
1

This has a very specific audience doesn't it!? Housewives, who's husband's are shits..... Unfortunately I don't fall into this category so it didn't really appeal. Very dated, both in how it sounded and thematically. Not my cup of tea. Perhaps if Loretta spent less time singing and recording songs, and more time doing as her husband told her, she may be in a better place, but alas

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Classic weepy country. Loretta Lynn was such a badass. I can't help it, I love it.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
5

Really enjoyed this. Made me read up on Lynn and, Trump aside, she sounds amazing.

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Fri Jun 09 2023
1

Don't like country music at the best of times but this mardy Dolly knock off was a bad example of it. Loretta needs to choose her partners better as this bunch of pricks have driven her to write the same song a bunch of times. At least Dolly adds jaunty tunes to the songs that are actually about job issues and domestic violence. Down with this sort of thing.

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Thu Mar 09 2023
5

Love a woman who is just as bad as a man :)

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

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.

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Thu May 11 2023
3

I don't think this woman should be in this relationship anymore. 3/5

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Wed May 24 2023
2

Bored. Nice slide playing, but same 2 country chords throughout.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
1

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.

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

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.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

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!

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

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.

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

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

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Mon Feb 27 2023
4

Some good, ol' fashioned, country-fried feminism. One loves the sharp and hard-edged voice, the crisp, straightforward playing, the sad-funny lyrics and overall songrwriting chops – basically everything but the cover photo. Pure country and old-fashioned in the best way.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

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

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Mon Mar 13 2023
3

I don't mind a bit of melodic twangy country. This is almost too much of it but every time I got bored I looked at that velour jacket and sports shirt combo on the album cover and was invigorated again.

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Wed May 17 2023
3

This is the usual type of music I say I don't like, but there's something about Lynn that's so complelling that you can't help but notice. I prefer Coal Miner's Daughter to this one, but this one was perfectly fine to listen to. Although I have to say that the quality of the recording itself took me out of the music a little bit, it's pretty bad.

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Wed May 17 2023
3

Title track is amazing, 5 stars for sure but the rest of the album get's a bit repetitive. Like most classic country, these artist were more singles orientated than album.

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Thu Jun 22 2023
3

Highlight: Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind). The rest is rather unmemorable.

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Thu Jun 22 2023
3

Cute. But she needs a better man. That guy sounds like a jerk to her.

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Wed Jun 21 2023
2

Not my favorite album. I'm much more of a fan of her later stuff, but I just love Loretta.

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Wed Jan 25 2023
1

I’d file this under “this really aged badly”, only that I suspect it was bad right from the start.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
1

Well I am irritated my review of yesterday's album didn't stick. Also I am irritated by this album. This woman appears to have been in awful relationships. Also, this woman appears to have been awful in relationships. Dated, stale, grating, repetitive content about how terrible she and everyone around her are.

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Wed Jan 24 2024
1

67 was the same year Hendrix had two of his absolute GOAT albums. Disraeli Gears by Cream. The Doors, by (you guessed it) The Doors. SERGEANT FUCKING PEPPERS. leave this shite in the dark ages.

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Mon Jan 29 2024
1

Girl just leave him he ain't worth it

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Wed Apr 24 2024
1

I thought I might be coming around to liking some county music. Seems that there are types I like and types I dislike. This is one I dislike. Maudlin, sentimental and just not very interesting. It was going to be two stars but she endorsed Trump so it'll be the one.

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Sun May 09 2021
5

Love don’t come home a drinkin

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

yaaaasss LAWD YEAAASSSSSSSSSS

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Loretta Lynn is an absolute treasure. Excellent album

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

Outstanding and iconic country album. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

J’imagine que les paroles que chante Loretta Lynn ont été considérées comme « simplistes » et de peu d’intérêt. Or elle traite de travail émotionnel, de charge mentale aussi bien qu’on le ferait aujourd’hui. C’est une personne qui parle vrai. Les mélodies sont accrocheuses, la voix agréable. Une belle découverte pour moi

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

I'm guessing this was another "not-random" album just like The Queen is Dead due to Loretta Lynn dying yesterday. Regardless, I appreciate it because Loretta has a great voice and made pretty progressive music for the 1960s country scene. The title track was great and all of the other songs were super fun. It's one of those albums where you can't go wrong with any of the songs and it's just a straight up fun album.

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Fri Jan 27 2023
5

A beautifully crafted, classic country album. Lynn puts mistreated southern women and their difficult relationship with their men front and centre and in turn makes this a reclamation of their dignity and pride. My growing love for this music is an unexpected and welcome consequence of this brilliant listening project.

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Mon Apr 17 2023
5

I had a pretty good feeling I was going to like this based on the fact I knew it was country, and I knew people hated this album. I was correct. This album's message is basically "My man is a POS but so am I." Respect.

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Thu Apr 27 2023
5

Shocked at how low some of the play counts are on this album. Classic old-timeycountry here!

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Thu May 04 2023
5

This list has really cemented for me how absolutely in the pocket I am for 60s country/western music in general, but specifically 60s country/western music from powerful women who hate their drunk husbands.

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Fri May 26 2023
5

Oh My lord. These grand old american vibes, i cant help it, i just loved!

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Wed Jul 12 2023
5

Ten or so years ago I was working on a playlist for an anniversary party where classic country was the primary fare. That’s when I discovered this album with its 60’s feminist streak I immediately loved. Absolutely fantastic classic country with those classic themes delivered by that incredible Loretta Lynn voice!

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Wed Jul 12 2023
5

Wonderful. I wish it was twice as long.

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Wed Jul 12 2023
5

Sometimes these classic country tunes are a bit sleepy to me, and last night when I started the album, that is exactly what it did to me...made me sleepy. I wasn't complaining, but it wasn't really making me all that excited. Then this morning when I started where I left off, it was awesome and catchy and classic. Once I finished, I started it again, and loved it.

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Wed Jul 12 2023
5

Two-thirds of the way through this project and there hasn't been a single album by Tammy Wynette or Patsy Cline or even Dolly Parton. Where have all the classic country queens been? So hooray for Loretta Lynn finally making the list! These were heartfelt songs giving a needed voice to so many women's emotions (my wife said "amen!" when I told her the title). This had never been the sort of music I listened to much before, but I want to hear more.

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Fri Jul 21 2023
5

Leave him it ain’t worth it

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Thu Nov 23 2023
5

Absolutely cutting lyrics, especially for 1967

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

Love old country music! Great artist and sound!

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Wed Feb 07 2024
5

Phenomenal lyrics and vocal performance. The classic country accompaniments are not my preferred jam, but are very listenable nonetheless, and don't get in Loretta's way.

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Mon Feb 12 2024
5

Straight from Butcher's holler!!

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

The quintessential breakup album by the queen of country. This is everything.

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Thu Feb 22 2024
5

This whole record is great. Loretta Lynn’s voice is perfect for these tunes. Her band is cracking. With a 28 minute runtime you can’t go wrong.

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Wed Mar 20 2024
5

People will be quick to shoot this album down just because it's "country", but this stuff is absolutely great. Loretta Lynn has a great voice and the instruments all hit. Put this on the jukebox in your local dive bar and get to foot tappin. Love the vibes.

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Fri Apr 26 2024
5

incredible, that old country is timeless and a never skip

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Sat May 11 2024
5

I know of Loretta Lynn, but I'm completely unfamiliar with her music. First things first: this album title. 10/10, no notes. Post 9/11 country could never do this. The bar has been set pretty high. The star of the show on this album is the songwriting. From the title track to the bitter end, this album is filled with clever and succinct lyrics. I loved the subtlety contained in these lyrics. Take the title track, for example. Lynn tells her lover not to expect her to reciprocate his advances after he's left her alone all night to go out drinking with his friends. She never states her emotions, she only laments his actions and that he leaves her all alone. But we can tell through her singing just how unwanted and used she feels. Through so few words, Lynn manages to paint a vivid picture of this interaction. "I Really Don't Want To Know" is outstanding as well. I loved that I wasn't sure whether she was wondering about her lover's past flings, or if she was wondering about the women he's been seeing behind her back in the present. Or maybe both. The things left unsaid are powerful, and Lynn's voice really adds to the heartache. The last song I'll mention is "The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot Tonight." I love how it's vindictive without being angry; the emotion that led to the vengeful action of the narrator isn't what's important, and it doesn't even need to be stated, because it would be redundant. This song is all about actions, and Lynn sings it to perfection. This isn't the type of album I'd normally gravitate towards, but the songwriting is outstanding, and it's just an incredibly well made album, worthy of five stars.

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Mon May 13 2024
5

I exclusively want to drink in barrooms that play Loretta Lynn

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Thu Oct 08 2020
4

Classic country, good feel to it. Made me long for some of the old merle haggard type songs.

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Mon Oct 05 2020
4

Interesting. Didn't listen carefully though.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

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.

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

That was fun. Missed Intl Women’s Day by a few but definitely in the spirit.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

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.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

I think I might just like country music. A bit samey but it’s short so it’s okay.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

oddly catchy country song vibes. simpler times and catchy laments. high pitched vocals but never piercing.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Classic album from a country legend.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

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!

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Really good stuff from Loretta. Some real bangers but also some snoozes.

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Fri May 14 2021
4

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"

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

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.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

I love it <3, not VERY creative music, but beautiful nontheless 4/5

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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

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.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

This was great fun. What sass.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

Love this sound. Beautiful voice, but has a little too much vibrato at times.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

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.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Not really my style of country but I admire the album.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

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.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Felt like I was in a tarantino movie

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