Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour

Mercury Records

The fourth album from Texan country singer Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour, is a collection of dreamy, sometimes ethereal, songs that blend together in a way that many albums never attain.

Opener Slow Burn does exactly what it says and gently leads us into Musgraves' world for a short while. The combination of honesty in the lyrics and Musgraves' voice mean that no matter what the subject matter, it's going to sound good. Oh What A World is one of the better tracks, but there are several standouts and it doesn't feel like there is any filler. Perhaps the real standout is Musgraves' singing.

Golden Hour lands on the poppier side of country, so is a worth a listen to fans of pop, country and anyone who just likes a good record.

Ryan Ward