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Miranda Lambert's Four the Record: Review

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If you thought Miranda Lambert would go all warm and fuzzy after marrying Blake Shelton, think again.

Known for using men for target practice on songs like “Gunpowder & Lead” and “White Liar,” she takes aim again on “Baggage Claim,” the first single off her fab fourth album. “At the baggage claim, you got a lot of luggage in your name/ And when you hit the ground, check the lost and found/ ‘Cause it ain’t my problem now,” she snarls, inflamed by a nasty guitar riff.

She continues her affection for firearms on the rebel-chick rocker “Fastest Girl in Town.”

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Elsewhere the distortion and roughness of “Fine Tune” recall Lucinda Williams. Best, though, is “Mama’s Broken Heart,” on which Lambert just can’t play nice after a breakup: “Sometimes revenge is the choice you gotta make.”

Better be good, Blake.

For more of Chuck’s reviews pick up PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands now

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