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Folks have added incentive to do what's right in a tight Southern community hungry for local gossip ("Famous in a Small Town").

Objectionable Content

Throughout Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Lambert plays the part of a promiscuous, vengeful lush. On the title track she leaves her gun in the car but goes berserk in a bar where her old boyfriend has a new woman on his arm. Her response to a lover's abusiveness is to blow him away on "Gunpowder & Lead" ("Gonna load my shotgun, wait by the door and light a cigarette"). That track (which ends with a shotgun blast) and others model irresponsible drinking. Needing a thirst-quencher during a 100-mile trek, the singer plans to drink and drive but can't find a six-pack in a "Dry Town." Romantically, she's reckless and promiscuous, using a one-night stand as a Band-Aid for heartache ("Easy From Now On") and, without conscience, leaving destruction in her wake on "Down" and "Guilty in Here." The latter says, "I've made a point of not mixing love and pleasure ... Whatever became of all the boys who only want one thing?" Her only regret about cavorting with a married man who eventually returns to his wife is that she should have been "More Like Her."

Summary Advisory

Like a tornado in a trailer park, this irresponsible disc wreaks moral havoc. Lambert glamorizes casual sex, maliciousness, cigarettes, adultery, alcohol (at 65 mph no less) and murder. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the pedal-steel equivalent of gangsta rap.

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This No. 1 country album hit 6 on the pop chart.

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