Mar 28, 2018Musgraves hits one high note after another on Golden Hour; her talent as a songwriter and melody-maker is second to none, and each song is thoughtful, well-formed, and a delightful experience on its own. Together, the tracks on Golden Hour add up to an honest, cohesive musical experience that will linger in your mind and heart long after the final notes have faded.
May 7, 2018Throughout, the 29-year-old Lone Star ambassador tucks the hallmarks of her roots--winsome steel guitar, rambling banjo, acoustic guitar--into genre-hopping, the elements present and persistent enough to make the album, at its core, country. Purists will disagree, but if anyone insists on calling this Musgraves' crossover, they must admit this: Golden Hour is a crossover done right.
May 9, 2018Whilst tracks like "Butterflies" and "High Horse" offer the best of what Musgraves can do in terms of balancing her obvious charm against a certain steely underbelly that has served her so well so far in her career, all too often, Golden Hour delivers a lackluster vibe and a feeling that Musgraves has become too infatuated with the pop side of her artistry and is beginning to forget about the things that made her so interesting and worth investing in in the first place.
Apr 2, 2018"Golden Hour" is an extraordinary album on every level. It's a perfect blend of country, pop, and folk. The lyrics are more personal than on"Golden Hour" is an extraordinary album on every level. It's a perfect blend of country, pop, and folk. The lyrics are more personal than on her past albums, and they add a lot of depth to the already wonderful melodies. It's easily the best album of the year so far, and one of the best albums of this entire decade. I'll be shocked if this doesn't win Album of the Year at the Grammys.… Expand
May 6, 2018Musgraves surprises in this beautiful album with a new bet on his work. Kacey made a great mix of country and pop that artists like Lady Gaga,Musgraves surprises in this beautiful album with a new bet on his work. Kacey made a great mix of country and pop that artists like Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Kylie Minougue tried to do but failed miserably.
Kacey combined flawless lyrics with smooth, harmonious melodies. The 80's vibe of "High Horse" sounds like something genuine in the midst of poorly made repetitions of the industry. The first singles "Space Cowboy" and "Butterflies" sound melancholy but with a passionate softness.… Expand
Apr 6, 2018What a stunning, beautiful record - on another level from her previous work. The songs are gorgeous, and the production is bathed in a gauzy,What a stunning, beautiful record - on another level from her previous work. The songs are gorgeous, and the production is bathed in a gauzy, hazy echo that sounds amazing. The real tear jerker is "Rainbow" - guaranteed to give you a lump in the throat at least. Her voice is amazing, and the musicianship even more so. This will very likely get many Grammy nominations.… Expand
Jun 1, 2018Immaculately done, Musgraves slightly departs from the sarcastic wit found on her first two albums, and embraces a slightly more romanticImmaculately done, Musgraves slightly departs from the sarcastic wit found on her first two albums, and embraces a slightly more romantic side. She also mostly leaves behind the country-western feel, with the exceptions of stunners "Oh, What a World," and "Slow Burn," and embraces a more disco-pop approach, highlighted in the standout track "High Horse." Excellently laid out, there are few weaknesses on this album, and I expect Musgraves to be a darling at next year's Grammy Awards, and she may even experience increases in radio play, possibly looking at a pop crossover hit with "High Horse."
Highs of the album: "Slow Burn"; "Oh, What a World"; "Space Cowboy"; "High Horse"
Lows of the album: "Golden Hour"; "Mother"… Expand
May 8, 2018It´s a boring album most of the times. Sometimes it has it high points like in Rainbow and Slow Burn but it´s not worth listening. The lyricsIt´s a boring album most of the times. Sometimes it has it high points like in Rainbow and Slow Burn but it´s not worth listening. The lyrics are kind of basic and totally expected to hear. Great voice but the rest it's just meh.… Expand
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