Album review: Golden by Kacey Musgrave

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Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Sat, 18 May 2019, 1:47PM
Kacey Musgrave picked up multiple Grammys last week. (Photo / Getty)

Album review: Golden by Kacey Musgrave

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Sat, 18 May 2019, 1:47PM

Kacey Musgrave, the 30-year-old country singer from a town called Golden in Texas is in a golden period right now. 

Fittingly, it's with her fourth album called Golden hour. She has just swept the Grammy Awards with the album winning Best Country Album and two of her singles winning the Gramaphones as well. What was really impressive is that she also won the Grammy for overall Album of the Year.

However, New Zealand's strange aversion to country music continues. This album has been the biggest thing for a year now and yet not here. I went down to the music stations here and no one is playing her.

But that's a pity! Atmospheric, light, poppy and distinctly dance-y in places, it's country music but not as you know it, and slow burn is possibly my favourite song of this summer. Even though it was almost released last summer. A delightful fresh album.  8/10