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Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park

Same Trailer Different Park

(Kacey Mugraves)
Genre: 
Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Grade:
A+
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
12
Did You Know?

 Wrote Miranda Lambert's 2013 single "Mama's Broken Heart".

When it comes to today’s Country Music I can’t say that I’m a fan, but Kacey Musgraves latest release, “Same Trailer Different Park”, has enough diversity to put it well beyond just your usual country flare. It has some pop, rock, with a bit of hippy culture to boot. 

Sometimes the album hits you with a straight up Country style like the album opener Silver Lining and sometimes you run into tunes like Dandelion or Step Off that hits that Singer/Songwriter stride that is reminiscent of Priscilla Ahn or Jason Mraz. In any case the album is a mish mash of pop, pop country, a traditional sounding tune like It Is What It Is, and some country rock tunes like Blowin’ Smoke and Stupid. 
 
What caught my attention is Musgraves’ clever wordplay in each song and the potency of the songs messages. Sometimes they can be repetitive, but Musgraves brings her point across without toying with metaphor. I especially loved Keep It To Yourself in which she tells a former lover that if he’s missing her and can’t keep her off his mind to keep it to himself cause there’s no chance things can go back to the way they used to be. A country break up song that washes out the sugary sweet repetitiveness of the Taylor Swift ilk country pop fans have had to endure for, well, pretty much every Taylor Swift album. 
 
If you’re looking for a country album that has a great crossover sound that breaks the mold of the usual squeaky clean female country music or music that tries too hard to build a bad girl front around the artist, this album feels real with lyrics that are limitless in a closed off genre of music. Well worth checking out. 
AJ Garcia
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