Kacey Musgraves – Star Crossed - 2021 Synth Pop Country - Translucent Red Vinyl - Sealed LP

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Kacey Musgraves – Star Crossed
Label: Interscope Records – B0033560-01, MCA Nashville – B0033560-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red Translucent
Barcode (Printed): 6 02435 81027 0
Barcode (Scanned): 0602435810270
Pressing marketed as Mystery Color #1 (of 3). Once released it was revealed to be a translucent red.
Has “MADE IN CANADA” ink stamped on the back cover shrinkwrap.
Album and track titles are stylized in lowercase.
Country: USA & Canada
Released: Sep 10, 2021
Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Psychedelic, Contemporary R&B, Country
A1 Star Crossed
A2 Good Wife
A3 Cherry Blossom
A4 Simple Times
A5 If This Was A Movie..
A6 Justified
A7 Angel
A8 Breadwinner
B9 Camera Roll
B10 Easier Said
B11 Hookup Scene
B12 Keep Lookin' Up
B13 What Doesn't Kill Me
B14 There Is A Light
B15 Gracias A La Vida
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – UMG Recordings, Inc.
Copyright © – UMG Recordings, Inc.
"On star-crossed, Musgraves stands by herself, taking no comfort in this type of insight. This album’s “Breadwinner” feels like a dark counterpart to “High Horse,” with a muted dance beat that plays like steady rain from a gray sky. “I wish somebody would have told me the truth/Say he’s never gonna know what to do/With a woman like you,” she sings in the chorus, isolated and full of doubt. If being in love made Musgraves feel connected to the world, these songs find her burrowing inward, questioning everything. Accordingly, the tragedy unfolding on the album is not that of a good relationship turning bad; it is of a once-confident person losing touch with the things that made her feel complete, worried that life might never be so simple again.
To communicate this anxious frame of mind, Musgraves sings plainly using stark, simple language—the way you speak when you’re desperate to be understood, seeking immediate answers. The songwriter who, on her breakthrough single, spun a million little puns out of the phrase “merry-go-round” now leans toward choruses that could be stitched onto throw pillows: “God help me be a good wife,” she sings through a fog of Auto-Tune. Sequenced early in the album, the song is meant to represent the humble beginnings of a marriage, but its lyrics suggest that, even back then, she felt forced into a role she wasn’t particularly suited for, bracing herself for failure.
Albums like Golden Hour seem to flow unburdened and inspired: little worlds that invite you inside to explore. To both its benefit and detriment, star-crossed is not one of those albums. Its seams show at every moment, in ways that feel artful—spoken interludes, thematic callbacks, a disorienting cover of Violeta Parra’s eternal “Gracias a la Vida” that shifts between settings like the grand finale of an Oscar-bait drama—and others that feel forced. “I’ve been to hell and back/Golden hour faded black,” Musgraves sings in “What Doesn’t Kill Me,” an attempted fight song that feels slightly redundant between the softer revelations of “Keep Lookin’ Up” and the more euphoric ones in “There Is a Light.”
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Condition New
Format LP
Label Interscope
Color Red