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Deeper Well

Kacey Musgraves

Deeper Well

Sixth studio album from the Texas country singer produced with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Grammy-winning country artist revels in Laurel Canyon folk and psychedelic pop on her fantastic sixth album
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  2. 9.0 |   Spill Magazine

    Musgraves continues to deliver very sincere, intimate, vulnerable, and introspective lyrics
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  3. 9.0 |   Albumism

    Embraces a cohesive, largely acoustic sonic palette replete with subtle synth flourishes and subdued percussion throughout — the perfect canvas for her lyrics and vocals to command the listener’s rapt attention
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  4. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The country heiress returns with a balanced, serene new album that draws in equal measure from the sounds of ‘70s folk and adult contemporary radio
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A sparkling set recalling the mid-century tipping point of folk revivalism into rock. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Everyone’s focus in life will end up being slightly different, but as we grow older, we do tend to find our deeper well. It sounds like Kacey has found hers
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  7. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The Texan’s latest album is one to wallow in, one for those rainy days inside where you just want to sit and find comfort in music
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Kacey Musgraves, like all of us, is just trying to learn how to sway in the face of life’s challenges, and she chooses to gift them to us in the form of songs
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Deeper Well features Musgraves taking another creative turn. Ring it up as another jewel in the crown
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  10. 8.0 |   Dork

    It’s an album that may whisper rather than shout, but its messages and its beauty are loud and clear
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  11. 7.9 |   Northern Transmissions

    Deeper Well is chalk full of keen observations on the many moments in life that may go unnoticed
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  12. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    Far be it for any of us to begrudge her these soothing rhythms of a calm present, especially when a newfound mindfulness is delivered with music so pristine
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  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Deeper Well isn’t an attractive project; it requires sitting through with patience and an unbiased mindset
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  14. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    But if the album’s unwaveringly restrained instrumentation holds it back from ranking alongside Musgraves’s best work, it’s still a welcome shift away from the country pop of 2018’s Golden Hour. Print edition only

  15. 7.0 |   DIY

    For the most part, it exists in a state of content bliss - a reset of sorts
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  16. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The country star’s sixth album is an endlessly pretty back-to-basics record focused on growing and bettering oneself. It’s a balm, even if her sharp songwriting has dulled a bit
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  17. 6.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Her well of inspiration has always been deep, with songs about environmentalism, family troubles and small town gossip, but it seems now, when pressed too hard on the idea of maturity, Musgraves appears all too shallow, and no longer the three-dimensional character we loved and craved so much
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  18. 6.0 |   NME

    On her sixth album, the country crossover star tries to move on – but has to work through musical and lyrical missteps on the way
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  19. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The US country singer’s sixth album finds her maturing musically and philosophically, though veering towards the generic
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  20. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The country crossover star’s sixth album opens with a spectacular one-two of the most beautiful songs you’ll hear all year – but the loved-up mood and back-to-nature wonder becomes twee
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  21. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It’s another daring swerve, but while she often arrives at genuine moments of beauty, the end result is uneven
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  22. 4.0 |   The FT

    There are some nice lyrical touches as the Texas-raised singer takes stock in her sixth album
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