Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) Crisp-voiced Texan Miranda Lambert's breakout single, 2005's "Kerosene," gave her a homicidal rep that she embraces on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , her second CD. In "Gunpowder… 2007-05-01 Miranda Lambert Country
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007)

DON'T MESS WITH EX-ES Gunpowder, lead, kerosene -- OK, she's got a temper, but we're still Crazy for Lambert's new CD
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DON'T MESS WITH EX-ES Gunpowder, lead, kerosene -- OK, she's got a temper, but we're still Crazy for Lambert's new CD
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: May 01, 2007; Lead Performance: Miranda Lambert; Genre: Country

Crisp-voiced Texan Miranda Lambert's breakout single, 2005's ''Kerosene,'' gave her a homicidal rep that she embraces on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her second CD. In ''Gunpowder & Lead,'' she waits with a shotgun for her abusive man; the title track has her toting a pistol to confront her ex's new flame. But fear not, gun-control advocates: The nonviolent side of small-town yearnings is here too (love the lazy back-roads hum of ''Desperation''). And even if her fiery temper's not for everyone, she never stoops to teardrops-on-my-guitar banalities. A-

Originally posted Apr 16, 2007 Published in issue #931-932 Apr 27, 2007 Order article reprints