13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since emerging in 2013 as a slyly progressive lyricist, Kacey Musgraves has slipped radical ideas into traditional arrangements palatable enough for Nashville's old guard and prudently changed country music's narrative. On Golden Hour, she continues to broaden the genre's horizons by deftly incorporating unfamiliar sounds—Bee Gees-inspired disco flourish (“High Horse”), pulsating drums and synth-pop shimmer (“Velvet Elvis”)—into songs that could still shine on country radio. Most endearing, perhaps, is “Oh, What a World,” her free-spirited ode to the magic of humankind that was written in the glow of an acid trip. It’s all so graceful and low-key that even the toughest country purists will find themselves swaying along.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Since emerging in 2013 as a slyly progressive lyricist, Kacey Musgraves has slipped radical ideas into traditional arrangements palatable enough for Nashville's old guard and prudently changed country music's narrative. On Golden Hour, she continues to broaden the genre's horizons by deftly incorporating unfamiliar sounds—Bee Gees-inspired disco flourish (“High Horse”), pulsating drums and synth-pop shimmer (“Velvet Elvis”)—into songs that could still shine on country radio. Most endearing, perhaps, is “Oh, What a World,” her free-spirited ode to the magic of humankind that was written in the glow of an acid trip. It’s all so graceful and low-key that even the toughest country purists will find themselves swaying along.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
46 Ratings
46 Ratings
The Pipmeister ,

She’s lost what set her apart.

Living in Texas for 8 years (Im from the UK) I couldn’t escape modern Country - which only fuelled my disdain for it more (I love old guard CW) - then I received a free song from Starbucks, Kacey Musgraves’s “Arrow” - wow. That song got played on repeat - what a talent and risk taker to add a different kind of narrative from the usual sickly pop by numbers Country. Purchased Same Trailer and loved it. Then came Pageant. WOW every song a potential single, every song holding its own identity- witty, crafted lyrics that you can’t help smile at and the arrangements (especially chord progressions) i haven’t heard since 70s CW.

Then she got married. Awww

This album has lost what makes Kacey, Kacey. However, I’d still listen to this album over most generic Country acts right now. Only giving 3 stars because I’m comparing to previous album.

Thank goodness I’ve now found Ashley Monroe “Weed instead of Roses”

corvette03 ,

Wonderful

Amazing album, not a bad track anywhere. There’s a lot of very good country music out there and this one joins the rocky country style with some great background music that’s modern. Great vocals, some reverb in the right places and bits of banjo where it sticks with the genre. Wonder Woman is nice and gentle with some the best backing ever.. love it. Buy it!

Fast&furious😏 ,

Didn’t even mean to buy

Other then the fact I’ve never listened to the song and the fact I meant to buy butterflies by Aj Tracey & Not3s , sure great song👍🏻

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