The Chicks: Gaslighter review – Packs the most satisfying of punches

Eighth album from country-pop trio mines personal material like never before

Formerly known (until very recently) as The Dixie Chicks, this country-pop trio have never been afraid to get political, as their 2003 denunciation of the Iraq War – a move which led to blacklisting and boycotts – proved.

Their eighth album, however, minesTthe Chicks’ personal lives like never before. Inspired by Natalie Maines’ acrimonious divorce from actor Adrian Pasdar, songs like the title track, Tights on My Boat and Sleep at Night (“So caught up in your story, you don’t care what you’re ruining”) leave no room for misinterpretation.

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