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In 2013 when, to everyone's surprise, the impeccable Same Trailer Different Park won the Grammy Award for best country album, Kacey Musgraves wisely dodged the pitfalls of Nashville: namely, the temptation to become yet another knock-off Taylor Swift. And it shows in her lyrics about homosexuality, dope smoking and single mothers – themes that are none too popular on the more conservative fringe of American country music... for Pageant Material, her second work, which came out in summer 2015, the Texan continued in much the same vein. Where a song looks to be setting out on a well-worn, cliché-ridden path, our young cowgirl gives a sharp tug on the reins and really makes the writing shine. We alternate between pure country and pop country, by way of some numbers with much more of a slightly retro rock flavour, with banjo and pedal steel guitar, or, going the other way, languorous violins... Without completely revolutionising the genre or rattling the walls of Nashville, this daughter of Golden, Texas certainly left fans wondering what her next album was going to look like... In Spring 2018, Kacey Musgraves gave them their answer. A third album, this time slanted a little more towards pop. While country fundamentalists might switch off, the curious would do well to listen to Golden Hour to the end. It might be the fact of her recent wedding to colleague Ruston Kelly that colours this record with love with a capital L. Without coming off soppy, these love songs offer real emotion and a new sincerity. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kacey Musgraves said she was influenced by Neil Young, Sade and the Bee Gees! Quite an eclectic and surprising triumvirate, but after listening to Golden Hour right the way through, it makes sense, kind of. Let yourself be carried away by songs that flower like an Indian summer, and their strikingly moving melodies. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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For months before the release of her fourth album, Kacey Musgraves made it clear that star-crossed was going to be her big breakup record: a follow-up to both her three-year marriage to singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly and her blissful-in-love album Golden Hour. But this is no vengeful divorcée screed; Musgraves charts all the stages of break-up grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Stark opener "star-crossed," helped along by Spanish guitar, sets the scene as one of melodrama by going so far as to draw allusions to Romeo and Juliet. While its lyrics present Musgraves and Kelly's love as one for the storybooks, AutoTune-heavy "good wife" offers a much more pedestrian view. She weighs the struggles of marital conflict (the bargaining lines of "I could be more fun ... I could pack him a bowl") against the idea of giving up ("I could probably make it on my own ... I don't want to be alone"). Musgraves has cited Sade and Daft Punk as influences—along with Weezer, Bill Withers and the Eagles—for the album, and this song is their crossroads. "breadwinner" is one of the few times she dips into the brutally honest territory of the Chicks' Gaslighter, offering a peek into what it was like being married to a (much, much) less successful songwriter: "He wants a breadwinner/ He wants your dinner/ Until he ain't hungry anymore/ He wants your shimmer/ To make him feel bigger." Even as the words sting, it remains sonically cool. As Musgraves moves more toward chilly synths and shimmering dance beats on tracks like "simple times" and "cherry blossom," there are also moments that feel like "old Kacey." You can hear it in the way her voice breaks just a little on the gentle "angel" (which finds her taking responsibility for her own human downfalls—as in, she's no angel). Gorgeous "camera roll," which could be an outtake from one of her early records, is like a modern-day answer to Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" and the slippery trick of photographic nostalgia. Musgraves has always been able to convey bittersweetness better than just about anyone else in her generation, and you really feel it here: "Chronological order ain't nothing but torture/ Scroll too far back, that's what you get/ I don't wanna see 'em, but I can't delete 'em." It all closes out with a dustily spooky, almost David Lynch-ian cover of the stirring ballad "gracias la vida" by late Chilean activist and folk legend Violeta Parra. As heart-wrenching as the song sounds, its translated words offer great empathy and hope: "Thanks to life, which has given me so much/ It gave me laughter and it gave me tears ... The two elements that make up my song/ And your song, as well, which is the same song." © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz
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Kacey Musgraves is often praised for keeping certain country traditions alive but, even so, the retro vibe of A Very Kacey Christmas may come as a bit of a shock. Musgraves crafts her holiday album -- arriving just three records into her career, a relatively swift event -- as an homage to the swinging sounds of mid-century modern, cannily blending lounge with a hint of exotica. Musgraves doesn't spend much time with shopworn standards, opening the record with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Let It Snow!" before taking a series of left turns. Many of these twists are clever re-appropriations of novelty songs, tunes that are played straight but delivered with a wink -- a gambit that plays slightly better with the Chipmunks' "Christmas Don't Be Late" than Gayla Peevey's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," which can't help but seem silly in any guise. Such frivolity is charming, though, particularly because Musgraves slyly waltzes right up to the edge of kitsch without ever crossing over into camp. It's a delicate balancing act that she performs with ease because there's a lightness to her delivery and also to her original tunes. Despite its title, "Christmas Makes Me Cry" is as sweet and delicate as falling snow; the Leon Bridges duet, "Present Without a Bow," is coolly relaxed soul; "Ribbons and Bows" is an ebullient slice of Motown bounce, and the deliberately goofy "A Willie Nice Christmas" -- which naturally features a cameo by Willie Nelson and his faithful Trigger, too -- are all clever stylistic exercises that balance the gentle Mariachi bounce of "Feliz Navidad," the island breeze of "Mele Kalikimaka," and cabaret croon of the closing "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" Each of these sounds play off of one other to create a sharp, playful, and warm holiday record, the kind that evokes the past while feeling fresh and seeming destined for many years of annual spins. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Between her sophomore record Pageant Material and her Grammy-winning 2018 album Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves released the 2016 seasonal set A Very Kacey Christmas, so her decision to stage an old-fashioned holiday special in 2019 isn't exactly a surprise. In many ways, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show -- a special televised on Amazon, then released as an album -- builds upon the retro charms of A Very Kacey Christmas, replicating its affectionately tongue-in-cheek blend of old-fashioned show biz corn and seasonal warmth. It also replicates six of that album's songs, half of them delivered as a duet with another celebrity. That's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of star power here. Famous people from the stage, screen, and internet are here. It's a cannily diverse cast, ranging from comedians James Corden and Fred Armisen to internet-personality-turned-musician Troye Sivan; soul singer Leon Bridges and Latin pop vocalist Camila Cabello, to Zooey Deschanel and Lana Del Rey rounding out the rest of the cameos. (Kendall Jenner's wordless appearance doesn't make it to the album; it's the only edit from the special.) The show is filled with gags and stunts, all of which are campily charming onscreen and a bit irritating on record. If this was whittled down to just the duets -- save the yuk-filled collaborations with Corden and Armisen, which are both variations on a theme -- it would be a sweet, beguiling EP, but this is filled with jokes and Dan Levy's narration, all of which makes sense when paired with visuals, but drag down an otherwise fun listen. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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In 2013 when, to everyone's surprise, the impeccable Same Trailer Different Park won the Grammy Award for best country album, Kacey Musgraves wisely dodged the pitfalls of Nashville: namely, the temptation to become yet another knock-off Taylor Swift. And it shows in her lyrics about homosexuality, dope smoking and single mothers – themes that are none too popular on the more conservative fringe of American country music... for Pageant Material, her second work, which came out in summer 2015, the Texan continued in much the same vein. Where a song looks to be setting out on a well-worn, cliché-ridden path, our young cowgirl gives a sharp tug on the reins and really makes the writing shine. We alternate between pure country and pop country, by way of some numbers with much more of a slightly retro rock flavour, with banjo and pedal steel guitar, or, going the other way, languorous violins... Without completely revolutionising the genre or rattling the walls of Nashville, this daughter of Golden, Texas certainly left fans wondering what her next album was going to look like... In Spring 2018, Kacey Musgraves gave them their answer. A third album, this time slanted a little more towards pop. While country fundamentalists might switch off, the curious would do well to listen to Golden Hour to the end. It might be the fact of her recent wedding to colleague Ruston Kelly that colours this record with love with a capital L. Without coming off soppy, these love songs offer real emotion and a new sincerity. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kacey Musgraves said she was influenced by Neil Young, Sade and the Bee Gees! Quite an eclectic and surprising triumvirate, but after listening to Golden Hour right the way through, it makes sense, kind of. Let yourself be carried away by songs that flower like an Indian summer, and their strikingly moving melodies. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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For months before the release of her fourth album, Kacey Musgraves made it clear that star-crossed was going to be her big breakup record: a follow-up to both her three-year marriage to singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly and her blissful-in-love album Golden Hour. But this is no vengeful divorcée screed; Musgraves charts all the stages of break-up grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Stark opener "star-crossed," helped along by Spanish guitar, sets the scene as one of melodrama by going so far as to draw allusions to Romeo and Juliet. While its lyrics present Musgraves and Kelly's love as one for the storybooks, AutoTune-heavy "good wife" offers a much more pedestrian view. She weighs the struggles of marital conflict (the bargaining lines of "I could be more fun ... I could pack him a bowl") against the idea of giving up ("I could probably make it on my own ... I don't want to be alone"). Musgraves has cited Sade and Daft Punk as influences—along with Weezer, Bill Withers and the Eagles—for the album, and this song is their crossroads. "breadwinner" is one of the few times she dips into the brutally honest territory of the Chicks' Gaslighter, offering a peek into what it was like being married to a (much, much) less successful songwriter: "He wants a breadwinner/ He wants your dinner/ Until he ain't hungry anymore/ He wants your shimmer/ To make him feel bigger." Even as the words sting, it remains sonically cool. As Musgraves moves more toward chilly synths and shimmering dance beats on tracks like "simple times" and "cherry blossom," there are also moments that feel like "old Kacey." You can hear it in the way her voice breaks just a little on the gentle "angel" (which finds her taking responsibility for her own human downfalls—as in, she's no angel). Gorgeous "camera roll," which could be an outtake from one of her early records, is like a modern-day answer to Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" and the slippery trick of photographic nostalgia. Musgraves has always been able to convey bittersweetness better than just about anyone else in her generation, and you really feel it here: "Chronological order ain't nothing but torture/ Scroll too far back, that's what you get/ I don't wanna see 'em, but I can't delete 'em." It all closes out with a dustily spooky, almost David Lynch-ian cover of the stirring ballad "gracias la vida" by late Chilean activist and folk legend Violeta Parra. As heart-wrenching as the song sounds, its translated words offer great empathy and hope: "Thanks to life, which has given me so much/ It gave me laughter and it gave me tears ... The two elements that make up my song/ And your song, as well, which is the same song." © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz
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There's this thing called the "Oscar Curse" where the winner of an Academy Award winds up embroiled in a divorce not long after taking home the trophy. Kacey Musgraves lived through the music industry equivalent of this curse. Her third album, Golden Hour, swept all four Grammy categories in which it appeared, including the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year. Musgraves delivered Golden Hour five months after her 2017 marriage to fellow singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly. They filed for divorce a little over a year after her career-making night at the Grammys. Star-Crossed chronicles the dissolution of their marriage, offering a full-blown song cycle detailing the breakdown of the union along with the soul-searching that followed. Musgraves doesn't spare painful details. If anything, she suffers from a blunt literalism, hitting her targets squarely on the nose. She attempted to be a "Good Wife," starts pining for "Simple Times" after she realizes her romance isn't as it was portrayed in the movies. She begins resenting his layabout behavior, swipes through memories on her phone, gets despondent at the "Hookup Scene," then musters strength, discovering a light inside of herself. It's a familiar story enlivened by details, specifically the depths of her bitterness toward her former lover: she cuts down her ex with "He wants a breadwinner, he wants your dinner/Until he ain't hungry anymore/He wants your shimmer, to make him feel bigger/Until he starts feeling insecure." The bite of the words is softened considerably by the pan-genre gloss of the music. Picking up the threads left dangling by Golden Hour, Musgraves weaves another softly shimmering tapestry of modern and retro-pop, using folk and country as accents, not foundations. It's a glistening, alluring sound that also is just this side of lulling. Star-Crossed rolls and sways, gaining momentum not from shifts in tempo but rather arrangements; songs are distinguished by how a lack of overdubs suggests intimacy, while layers of harmonies, analog synths, and drum loops convey serenity or strength. Throughout it all, Musgraves is a presence so cooly placid, it's a bit hard to believe she'd get rattled by a romance or anything else for that matter. Listen closely, it's evident that Star-Crossed is a quintessential divorce record -- the story is laid out quite clearly in its 15 songs -- but in a practical sense, the album delivers sophisticated mood music, providing a soothing soundtrack for all manners of quiet domestic activities. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Kacey Musgraves is often praised for keeping certain country traditions alive but, even so, the retro vibe of A Very Kacey Christmas may come as a bit of a shock. Musgraves crafts her holiday album -- arriving just three records into her career, a relatively swift event -- as an homage to the swinging sounds of mid-century modern, cannily blending lounge with a hint of exotica. Musgraves doesn't spend much time with shopworn standards, opening the record with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Let It Snow!" before taking a series of left turns. Many of these twists are clever re-appropriations of novelty songs, tunes that are played straight but delivered with a wink -- a gambit that plays slightly better with the Chipmunks' "Christmas Don't Be Late" than Gayla Peevey's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," which can't help but seem silly in any guise. Such frivolity is charming, though, particularly because Musgraves slyly waltzes right up to the edge of kitsch without ever crossing over into camp. It's a delicate balancing act that she performs with ease because there's a lightness to her delivery and also to her original tunes. Despite its title, "Christmas Makes Me Cry" is as sweet and delicate as falling snow; the Leon Bridges duet, "Present Without a Bow," is coolly relaxed soul; "Ribbons and Bows" is an ebullient slice of Motown bounce, and the deliberately goofy "A Willie Nice Christmas" -- which naturally features a cameo by Willie Nelson and his faithful Trigger, too -- are all clever stylistic exercises that balance the gentle Mariachi bounce of "Feliz Navidad," the island breeze of "Mele Kalikimaka," and cabaret croon of the closing "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" Each of these sounds play off of one other to create a sharp, playful, and warm holiday record, the kind that evokes the past while feeling fresh and seeming destined for many years of annual spins. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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There's this thing called the "Oscar Curse" where the winner of an Academy Award winds up embroiled in a divorce not long after taking home the trophy. Kacey Musgraves lived through the music industry equivalent of this curse. Her third album, Golden Hour, swept all four Grammy categories in which it appeared, including the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year. Musgraves delivered Golden Hour five months after her 2017 marriage to fellow singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly. They filed for divorce a little over a year after her career-making night at the Grammys. Star-Crossed chronicles the dissolution of their marriage, offering a full-blown song cycle detailing the breakdown of the union along with the soul-searching that followed. Musgraves doesn't spare painful details. If anything, she suffers from a blunt literalism, hitting her targets squarely on the nose. She attempted to be a "Good Wife," starts pining for "Simple Times" after she realizes her romance isn't as it was portrayed in the movies. She begins resenting his layabout behavior, swipes through memories on her phone, gets despondent at the "Hookup Scene," then musters strength, discovering a light inside of herself. It's a familiar story enlivened by details, specifically the depths of her bitterness toward her former lover: she cuts down her ex with "He wants a breadwinner, he wants your dinner/Until he ain't hungry anymore/He wants your shimmer, to make him feel bigger/Until he starts feeling insecure." The bite of the words is softened considerably by the pan-genre gloss of the music. Picking up the threads left dangling by Golden Hour, Musgraves weaves another softly shimmering tapestry of modern and retro-pop, using folk and country as accents, not foundations. It's a glistening, alluring sound that also is just this side of lulling. Star-Crossed rolls and sways, gaining momentum not from shifts in tempo but rather arrangements; songs are distinguished by how a lack of overdubs suggests intimacy, while layers of harmonies, analog synths, and drum loops convey serenity or strength. Throughout it all, Musgraves is a presence so cooly placid, it's a bit hard to believe she'd get rattled by a romance or anything else for that matter. Listen closely, it's evident that Star-Crossed is a quintessential divorce record -- the story is laid out quite clearly in its 15 songs -- but in a practical sense, the album delivers sophisticated mood music, providing a soothing soundtrack for all manners of quiet domestic activities. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Between her sophomore record Pageant Material and her Grammy-winning 2018 album Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves released the 2016 seasonal set A Very Kacey Christmas, so her decision to stage an old-fashioned holiday special in 2019 isn't exactly a surprise. In many ways, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show -- a special televised on Amazon, then released as an album -- builds upon the retro charms of A Very Kacey Christmas, replicating its affectionately tongue-in-cheek blend of old-fashioned show biz corn and seasonal warmth. It also replicates six of that album's songs, half of them delivered as a duet with another celebrity. That's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of star power here. Famous people from the stage, screen, and internet are here. It's a cannily diverse cast, ranging from comedians James Corden and Fred Armisen to internet-personality-turned-musician Troye Sivan; soul singer Leon Bridges and Latin pop vocalist Camila Cabello, to Zooey Deschanel and Lana Del Rey rounding out the rest of the cameos. (Kendall Jenner's wordless appearance doesn't make it to the album; it's the only edit from the special.) The show is filled with gags and stunts, all of which are campily charming onscreen and a bit irritating on record. If this was whittled down to just the duets -- save the yuk-filled collaborations with Corden and Armisen, which are both variations on a theme -- it would be a sweet, beguiling EP, but this is filled with jokes and Dan Levy's narration, all of which makes sense when paired with visuals, but drag down an otherwise fun listen. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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