Upon its release, Revolution
received general acclaim from most music critics. At Metacritic
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, which assigns a normalized
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rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average
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score of 85, based on 11 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".
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magazine praised the album saying, "Lambert remains country's most refreshing act, and not just because she makes firearms seem like a matter-of-fact female accessory." Entertainment Weekly
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magazine said, "She's found stylistic shades of songwriters twice her age..." and that the album is "...a portrait of an artist in full possession of her powers, and the best mainstream-country album so far this year." Boston Globe
commented that “Revolution’’ is the sound of Miranda Lambert coming into her own." Slant magazine
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also had high praises reserved for the album saying, "Miranda Lambert expands on her fascinating, fully realized artistic persona on Revolution."
The song "The House That Built Me" was ranked number 1 on The 9513's Best Country Songs of 2009
. Two additional songs from Revolution
also made the list; "White Liar" at number 11 and "Only Prettier" at number 37.
The 9513 also nominated Revolution
for Album of the Year and "The House That Built Me" for Song of the Year in their second annual country music awards, the latter of which Lambert won.
Awards and nominations
|45th Academy of Country Music Awards
||Album of the Year
|1st American Country Awards
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|Album of the Year
|2010 Teen Choice Awards
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|Choice Album - Country
|44th Country Music Association Awards
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|Album of the Year
|2010 American Music Awards
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|Favorite Country Album
|53rd Grammy Awards
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|Best Country Album
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| Chart (2009)
| Canadian Albums Chart
| U.S. Billboard 200
| U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums
| United States
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End of year charts
|US Billboard 200
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|US Billboard Top Country Albums
||Peak chart positions
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|| "Dead Flowers"
| "White Liar"
|| "The House That Built Me"
| "Only Prettier"
|| "Heart Like Mine"
| "—" denotes releases that did not chart