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Country - Released March 25, 2016 | Third Man Records

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Having exhausted every angle in pop and rock over the past few years, the country scene seems to have finally decided to return to its roots. Margo Price is another name to add to a list alongside the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Sturgill Simpson, among others. A native of Aledo, Illinois, the young damsel has already been lucky enough to be hand picked by a certain Jack White to sign with his label, Third Man Records. Being in favour with the former leader of the White Stripes will bring her some extra spotlight she most certainly deserves... This first solo album however, is by no means the 32-year-old singers first venture in music. She landed in Nashville after finishing high school in 2003, where she met her future husband, bassist Jeremy Ivey. The couple when on to form the (somewhat) obscure Buffalo Clover Group. Three self-produced later albums, and a tsunami of misfortunes which included (the death of her son, time spent in prison, problems with alcohol, anxiety and depression, among others), Margo Price advanced alone with this disc put together in the Mecca of rock music, the legendary Sun studios. To the listener, Midwest Farmer's Daughter – an obvious nod to Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn – sees price walk in the footsteps of the great ladies of the eternal country. Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker… Musically, the approach is quite purist and reminiscent of the glorious country of the seventies. Some honkytonk, rockabilly, and blues twang - Margo Price sings her songs with conviction and sincerity. A truly beautiful album, and a worth Qobuzism! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Country - Released July 10, 2020 | Loma Vista Recordings

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Lots of Nashville songwriters rely on characters like those drifting through Margo Price's That's How Rumors Get Started. There's the delusional lover who sabotages his one steady relationship without even trying; the road dog who begins to see travel, once liberating, as a prison sentence; the couple locked in a dance of dysfunction they can't understand summed up in couplets like "You were the footsteps, I was the floor." When Price tells their stories, what begins as cardboard-cutout generic is transformed into a disquieting, vivid, and sometimes messy experience. The people in songs like "Letting Me Down" and the title track sure do start out as "types," but as Price follows their everyday conflicts and responses to circumstance, nuances appear. Their profiles deepen. With this, her third full-length effort, she's refined a communication style that drops listeners beyond the narrative twists, to the yearnings below the meanings and the subtexts below that. Produced by Sturgill Simpson and featuring sparkling contributions from keyboardist Benmont Tench and drummer James Gadson, That's How Rumors Get Started is a marvel of writerly precision set against impulsive flailing and of steely craft blasted with headstrong vibe. The musical support is apt, tuned to the faint twinges of bitterness in the lyrics. And the much-discussed pivot toward rock and roll is deftly executed—there are echoes of Tom Petty in the backbeats, glances in the direction of mid-'70s Eagles balladry, and even the twitchy '80s hits of Huey Lewis. Price uses those as touchstones, not templates; she could interpret these songs as country weepers or polkas and they'd retain their depth and resonance. That's one measure of a great song. There are a bunch of them here. © Tom Moon/Qobuz
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Country - Released October 20, 2017 | Third Man Records

Yes, Margo Price is old school! And she’s proud of it! Coming from Aledo, a hole in Illinois, Jack White’s protégée (he has signed her on his label Third Man Records) confirms all the good we thought of her country without additives or GMOs, after Midwest Farmer's Daughter, her first album (awarded with a Qobuzissime!) released in April 2016… With All American Made that comes out a year later, Price drives it home with this country loaded with rock, blues and soul (from Memphis). The approach is still purist and still smells sweetly of a glorious 70s country, when Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson disrupted Music City with their sound and their ideas. Margo Price bursts into song with conviction and sincerity, in her clothes of the worthy heir of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker… Willie himself—84 summers and still counting—made the trip to help the dame for a romantic duet of which he holds the secret (Learning To Lose). As for the rest, the songs are everything. The everyday life of little people, the highs and lows, the bottle or the drugs, politics or sexism, Price mixes together all these subjects that are used by songwriters from all over the world since the dawn of time while still managing to be… different. It’s a question of style, probably… © MZ/Qobuz
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Country - Released January 16, 2020 | Loma Vista Recordings

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Country - Released March 11, 2020 | Loma Vista Recordings

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 14, 2018 | PTKF

Country - Released January 16, 2020 | Loma Vista Recordings

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Country - Released September 6, 2017 | Third Man Records

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