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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ten on Tuesday: Kacey Musgraves


Two on Tuesday: 
Silver Lining ~ Kacey Musgraves
Dandelion ~ Kacey Musgraves 


If I did a real Ten on Tuesday post today, it would just be the track listing to Kacey Musgraves album, Same Trailer, Different Park. 

I heard her first single from the album, Merry Go 'Round, on the radio a few weeks ago and the lyrics instantly captured me. Particularly this line: "Just like dust, we settle in this town."  I think there are viable reasons for staying or going back to my hometown and I love the land I was raised on fiercely, but how many people can I list off that are there because "just like dust" they settled there?  I would guess more than a few.

Just a few days ago, I heard on the radio that Kacey Musgraves' album had been given four stars by Rolling Stone magazine and that piqued my curiosity even more, so I bought the album. Ever since, I have been listening to the album, particularly Silver Lining and Dandelion, on repeat. 

Kacey Musgraves' voice is not amazing, merely pleasant, which I appreciate because it makes it easy to sing along. And I do. But also, much like with the song Merry Go 'Round, I find the lyrics accessible and interesting. Think a smarter, less twee version of Taylor Swift. 

For me, the only major misstep is Blowin' Smoke. Mostly because the sound has a harder edge, but she doesn't pull off a harder edge well. When I hear that song I think, "How awesome would this song sound if Miranda Lambert was performing it instead?"  Which is not a surprising reaction considering that Kacey Musgraves has already written a song performed by Miranda Lambert (Mama's Broken Heart). 

If you are a Taylor Swift fan and/or a Miranda Lambert fan, I can not imagine you not liking Kacey Musgraves. 

That is what I am listening to today. How about you? 











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