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

4.3 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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Umm?

I don’t love it but hate it?

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Best?

Yes it is the best of the universe

Jovian Tides ,

Kacey!

I don’t usually listen to a lot of Country music, but this is an all-around excellent album! Although I have a soft spot for the Dixie Chicks and some pop-country acts like Taylor Swift and Maren Morris, I don’t think you have to like Country at all to appreciate this album. The songs are very pretty and mellow, they are simply great singer-songwriter tracks. I am very impressed with Golden Hour and am looking forward to what Kacey does next. "Slow Burn" and "Oh What A World" are my favorites.

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