The Chicks (Dixie Chicks)

Gaslighter<完全生産限定盤> LP

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発売日:2020/07/17 / ジャンル:COUNTRY/BLUES / フォーマット:LP / 構成数:1 / 製造国:ヨーロッパ盤 / レーベル:Columbia / SKU:194397411614 / 規格品番:19439741161

The Chicks ended the 2000s utterly exhausted, worn out from ginned-up political scandals and a subsequent abandonment by Nashvilles country music establishment. They managed to rally to record Taking the Long Way in 2006, a flinty collection that took home the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2007, and then Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire went their separate ways, spending the subsequent decade tending to family and personal projects. The trio inched back toward activity in 2016, embarking on an international reunion tour, but new songs were slow in coming. Eventually, the group bore down in the studio, collaborating with Jack Antonoff, the producer who worked with Taylor Swift on her pop crossover albums, on the record that became 2020s Gaslighter. Antonoffs presence is a clear indication that the Chicks are finished playing music that could conceivably be called country, yet they havent opted for glitzy good times, either. Gaslighter may be dressed in digital flair -- its title track gleams in its precise polish -- but the album bears the scars of middle age along with the defiance that comes with surviving those initial wounds. Although many of Maines songs appear to be inspired by a sour separation -- prior to the records release, her ex-husband claimed the lyrics violated a confidentiality clause in their prenup, but the matter was settled out of court once their divorce was finalized -- theres a clean, cold edge to her words that indicate shes not wallowing, shes moving forward. Gaslighter hums along with this sense of momentum: these are songs about leaving (but not forgetting) the past for a future thats complicated yet filled with potential. Given this gravity, perhaps its appropriate that much of the album moves a little slower than a pop album should. Texas Man works itself into a bit of a synthesized fever and March March proceeds at a steely, steady clip, but thats about it: the rest of the record moves deliberately, allowing plenty of space for the raw feeling to stand in the spotlight. While these songs are spare and direct enough to withstand simpler instrumentation, the arrangements the Chicks worked up with Antonoff are subtle and sly; they wrap themselves around the bones of the melody, accentuating the emotions underpinning the songs. Gaslighter itself is filled with tangled, contradictory emotions, a place where vulnerability signals strength, and this complexity conveys how the Chicks have opened up a new chapter in their career. Theyve left behind their original name, their old connections, their old genre, and are firmly focused on the future. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
14年ぶりのオリジナル・アルバム 『Gaslighter』(アナログ盤)

全世界で実に3000万枚以上のセールスを誇るモンスターグループ、ディクシー・チックス。2006年に発売された彼女たちの4枚目のアルバム『Taking The Long Way』は大ヒットを記録。グラミー賞の最優秀アルバム賞、最優秀レコード賞、最優秀楽曲賞を含む5部門を受賞した。そして、14年の年月を経てついに5枚目のアルバム『Gaslighter』の発売が決定! 最近では、テイラー・スウィフトの新作『Lover』に収録された「Soon You'll Get Better」でのコラボレーションが実現し、大きな話題となった。先行曲となるアルバムタイトル曲「Gaslighter」は、彼女達らしい、パワーとエネルギーに溢れる楽曲。
発売・販売元 提供資料(2020/03/27)
・構成数 | 1

・合計収録時間 | 00:46:54


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