Guess You Have To Hear This

Image result for pageant material Kacey Musgraves made herself known to Brian Wilson fans as co-writer and singer on Guess You Had To Be There from Brian’s latest album. The track is a bit of a grower, and the fact that Musgraves was something of a country “rebel” made her worth checking out.

So I have to admit that her new and quite successful album Pageant Material is something of a guilty pleasure. There are some barn-dance stompers like the single Biscuits and Good Ol’ Boys Club which are fun but lightweight. But the real meat here is a series of mid-tempo and slower tracks such as Fine, High Time, Late To The Party, Miserable, Die Fun and especially Somebody To Love which approach the musical and lyrical depth and resonance of Brian Wilson’s best work.

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