Song of the Day #1,249: ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ – Miranda Lambert

I got a sense of the risks Miranda Lambert is taking on her new album, Four the Record, when I played the second track for my daughters.

The song, ‘Fine Tune,’ is a bluesy come-on with thick drums, a wailing lead guitar and a distortion effect on Lambert’s vocals — it’s more White Stripes than ‘White Liar.’ My girls, who are almost as big Miranda Lambert fans as I am, scrunched up their faces and said “Turn this off!” and “It hurts my ears!”

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