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, are “Oh, What a World,” her free-spirited ode to the magic of humankind, and "Mother," which was written in the reflective 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, are “Oh, What a World,” her free-spirited ode to the magic of humankind, and "Mother," which was written in the reflective 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

4.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

ghstwrter ,

AHHH!

A new side of Kacey! So exciting!

Can't sleep tonight ,

Geezer

I haven’t played an album over and over and over since the Beatles....yes I’m 68. This thing is THAT good. Writing, production, variety and beauty makes all the songs repeatable a hundred times a day. I LOVE it !

Reckless_AD ,

Amazing

Amazing person, singer, Song writer. This album will be amazing.

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