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Golden Hour

Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour

Seventh studio album from the Texas country singer, co-written and produced with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Golden Hour is a reminder that sometimes - often, if you’re looking in the right places - life is still beautiful. You get the feeling that Musgraves could find the beauty in anything
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  2. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Universal classic from acid-dropping country star
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  3. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An honest, cohesive musical experience that will linger in your mind and heart long after the final notes have faded
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  4. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A pop tinged triumph from the queen of alt-country
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  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    Previously, her cleverness was her strong suit, but on Golden Hour, she benefits from being direct, especially since this frankness anchors an album that sounds sweetly blissful, turning this record the best kind of comfort: it soothes but is also a source of sustenance
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  6. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Golden Hour is an exquisitely beautiful break from reality
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  7. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    The mystical grandeur of Golden Hour creates a magnetic effect as Kacey Musgraves sings simply about the world as if she’s the first person to notice, and you’re the first one she’s telling
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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Though Golden Hour might take time to relax into, the set is a fine lava-lamp soundtrack, and if "country" suggests engaging American musical traditions with respect and pioneer spirit, then this album is as country as it comes
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  9. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    It is a very good album, but it’s perhaps not a classic
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Golden Hour offers an expansive moment at redefinition
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  11. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    It teems with romance in every sense, all while honoring the classic ballads she grew up listening to with a new sheen
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  12. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Doesn't carry quite the same bite as either 2015 predecessor Pageant Material or 2013's Sam Trailer Different Park, preferring a more loved-up vibe that favours pillowy sophisti-pop over bittersweet country. Print edition only

  13. 6.8 |   Gig Soup

    'Golden Hour' isn't bad, but it's certainly not great. Kacey Musgraves' latest effort would nicely suit a bleary-eyed road trip or rural high-school prom, but little else
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  14. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    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
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