The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2018

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The Best Country Albums Of 2018A 32-year-old Delaware native who moved to Nashville more than a decade ago, Jimmie Allen hustled to land a record contract, lived in his car for a while, finally released his debut album in October, and became country music’s story of the year. Mercury Lane, which follows up last year’s self-titled EP, reveals a singer … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

While You Were Laughing At Mariah Carey She Was Making Yet Another Dope Album

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Mariah CareyDo you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State’s brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »

Kacey Musgraves Won The CMA Award For Album Of The Year

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Kacey-MusgravesLast night, the Country Music Association held its annual CMA Awards, which can pretty accurately be described as the Grammys of country music. That show is a big deal and a representation of how the Nashville industry sees himself. It does not always have room for dissenters. Last year, when Sturgill Simpson was locked out … More »

Kacey Musgraves Will Finally Get To Judge Drag Race

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars will return in December, and today, VH1 announced which celebrities will guest judge the new season. Kacey Musgraves, Ciara, Frances Bean Cobain, Zoë Kravitz, Rita Ora, and more are slated to appear. More »

Watch Kacey Musgraves & Keane’s Tom Chaplin Sing “Somewhere Only We Know” In London

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Kacey-Musgraves-and-Tom-ChaplinIn 2004, when it came out, Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” felt (at least to me) like pure drippiness — one more power ballad from one more fake Coldplay band, another song that could play during a Grey’s Anatomy montage. But time has been kind to “Somewhere Only We Know,” a simple and plaintive love … More »

Watch Kacey Musgraves Cover Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know”

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Kacey Musgraves Keane CoverThe New York Times just did an entry in their Diary Of A Song series featuring Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn,” tracking the Golden Hour‘s opening track from conception to finished product. It’s a good peek into the process of what goes into one of Musgraves’ songs, especially one that does a … More »

Hear Mountain Man Cover Kacey Musgraves, Fiona Apple, & Neil Young

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Mountain ManThe OG music blog Aquarium Drunkard has a cool longstanding series called Lagniappe Sessions in which artists perform a series of covers and they’re released as actual free downloadable MP3s, like in the good old days. The latest act to participate in this series is called Mountain Man — the reunited minimalist folk trio comprising … More »

Kacey Musgraves Returns To Ellen To Play “Happy & Sad” And Get Scared By A Hannah Montana Lookalike

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Kacey Musgraves will appear on tomorrow’s episode of Ellen. Six months ago, she went on the show to play “High Horse.” For tomorrow’s appearance, the country star performs “Happy & Sad” from her fantastic album Golden Hour. More »

Stream Ruston Kelly’s Debut Album Dying Star

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Ruston Kelly - Dying StarRuston Kelly opens his debut album with a bleary-eyed pop song slathered in pedal steel. His voice is as weathered as you’d expect from an alt-country singer, but it beams with bright clarity on a chorus that serves as a thesis statement of sorts: “And it’s a long way back to California/ And I ain’t … More »