ALBUM REVIEW: Kacey Musgraves, Golden

Kacey Musgraves at The Greek Theatre

Kacey Musgraves at The Greek Theatre

This third album from the new princess of country shows a real maturity in both her writing and her vocals. Her previous outing, Pageant Material, was a little lighter in the lyric department, but this is a whole leap forward.
From the first single, Butterflies, and through the whole album, Musgraves has really developed as an artist, and is fast becoming one of the modern eras outstanding acts.
To find a weak link in this collection of tracks is difficult, but it’s probably Mother. I don’t know, I just don’t think it belongs on the album, but if that’s my only gripe, then so be it.
Tracks you will return to, again and again, include Space Cowboy, Velvet Elvis and Love is a wild thing.
Given the niche market of Country in the UK, it’s not surprising that her loyal following will make certain this album sells well, but if you are not a fan of the genre, this album will leave you very pleasantly surprised.
This new wave of country music is more than just The Shires and Faith Hill, give Casey Musgraves a listen.
It truly is a Golden period for this lady.

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