Kacey Musgraves' Album 'Golden Hour' Is Perfect For People Who Say They Hate Country Music

Kacey Musgraves' Album 'Golden Hour' Is Perfect For People Who Say They Hate Country Music

A track-by-track album review by a girl who says she hates country music.


"I love all music, EXCEPT for country," is probably a phase you've heard someone say. I am definitely guilty of having said it before. Country music has a bit of a bad reputation. Broken hearts, cowboys, and trucks are often lyric topics sang by an annoying, twangy voice. It's often thought of as music that conservative rednecks blast in their lifted diesel trucks as they wheeze by you on the street. To top it off, the country music scene isn't the most diverse and accepting.

I recently embarked on an eight hour car ride by myself and I wanted to listen to something new. Kacey Musgraves showed up on my "Discover Weekly" playlist on Spotify, and I was pleasantly surprised. Her newest album "Golden Hour" is different than what I previously knew country music to be. Yes, her voice is twangy at times. Yes, there is a song about cowboys on it. But the content of her songs and her ability to completely push the boundaries of what country music sounds like has won over this self-proclaimed country music hater. Musgraves preaches love and inclusion in her music, most notably in her 2013 hit, "Follow Your Arrow," and that isn't missed on this album.

"Slow Burn"

The first track of the album is supposed to set up what you are going to expect to hear on the rest of the album and set the tone and "Slow Burn" does and tells you just that. This album is a bit of a slow burn as well as the song. Everything in this song builds quite beautifully, and Musgraves' voice maintains a dreamy quality throughout. The perfect song to start out with.

Favorite lyric: "I'm alright with a slow burn/Taking my time, let the world turn."

"Lonely Weekend"

Party of One

This is probably one of the most relatable songs on the album for me, and goes perfectly with the article I posted last week which you can check out here. Musgraves sings about how everyone she knows, including her husband, is busy, but she doesn't mind spending the weekend by herself. Everyone can relate to those weekends that creep up on you where you thought you would have made plans by then, but nothing ever came up so you're stuck hanging out by yourself. The melody is incredibly catchy on this song, as well.

Favorite lyric: "Guess I'm hangin' by myself, but I don't mind."


This was the first single off the album, and it's easy to see why. This song is cute, sweet and easy to sing-along to. Musgraves sings about how a certain someone has reminded her of how it feels when you first meet someone you like and how they were the missing piece in her life. This is one of my favorite songs off the album.

Favorite lyric: "And now, you're lifting me up 'stead of holding me down."

"Oh, What a World"


At times, this song is very reminiscent of Daft Punk and Imogen Heap. It's one of the first songs on the album that contributes different genre elements into the song. The electronified voice sings, "Oh, what a world, I don't want to believe/ There's all kinds of magic, it's hard to believe," saying throughout the song that love exists, y'all. Oh, what a world indeed. After the chorus, there is a cool banjo riff that I just have to sing-along to every time I hear it.

Favorite lyric: "Are we here just once or a billion times?/Well, I wish I knew, but it doesn't matter/'Cause you're here right now, and I know what I feel."

"Love Is a Wild Thing"

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This definitely sounds like a country song, but I don't even mind. This mellow melody reminds us that love comes from places we don't think to look for it. It happens to us unexpectedly, and that is the beauty of it.

Favorite lyric: "Even if you lose it, it will find you/There's no way to stop it, but they'll try to."


The conversation with my mom about this song.

Honestly, I would be lying if I said this song didn't make me tear up just a little bit. I also immediately sent it to my mom as soon as I heard it, who also cried as well. Anyone who lives far away from their mom will be able to relate to this short, but meaningful song.

Favorite lyric: "Wish we didn't live, wish we didn't live so far from each other/ I'm just sitting here thinking 'bout the time that's slipping/And missing my mother, mother."

"Space Cowboy"

Released alongside "Butterflies," "Space Cowboy" is not actually about a cowboy in space (much to my dismay), but about someone that needs space from a relationship. The song is sad, but optimistic in the way that Musgraves knows that it wasn't meant to be if they need space from her.

Favorite lyric: "'Cause I know my place, and it ain't with you/Sunsets fade, and love does too."

"Happy & Sad"

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This song is incredibly relatable as well. It's about not being able to fully enjoy happy moments because you know that they're going to end soon—feeling the joy, but also feeling a sense of despair because you know that soon it will all be just a memory.

Favorite lyric: "And they say everything that goes up must come down/But I don't wanna come down."

"Velvet Elvis"


This song is ridiculously catchy. It's so much fun and gets stuck in my head. Musgraves' voice sounds amazing and the song has a bit of a funky rock vibe to it. It makes me want to go and fall in love with a classy guy.

Favorite lyric: "I need a Graceland kind of man who's always on my mind."

"Wonder Woman"


This is a song about how in a relationship you need to view each other simply as humans instead of idealizing one another. It reminds us that we're all human, we all make mistakes, and we don't need a superhero to come swoop in and save us. I love it.

Favorite lyric: "Don't you know I'm only human?/And if I let you down, I don't mean to."

"High Horse"

This was the song that made me give this album a chance. The disco-inspired track had me wanting to get up out of my seat and dance my heart out to it. The song is so catchy, and it's calling out all the people who think they're better than everyone else and asking them to please just giddy on up out of here.

Favorite lyric: "Darling, you take the high horse and I'll take the high road/If you're too good for us, you'll be good riding solo."

"Golden Hour"


This song is mellow and actually reminds me of the sun setting on the day. Everything about it flows together and gives me a sense of peace like a sunset does. Musgraves sings about how someone has brought light into her world and makes her feel like everything is alright as long as she has them in her life.

Favorite lyric: "You've set my world on fire, yeah/And I know, I know everything's gonna be alright/You're my golden hour, the color of my sky."


A rainbow I captured on a drive home one day.

This is one of the most beautiful songs on the album. A slow piano ballad, Musgraves sings about how someone always seems to feel like they have a cloud above their head, but that it's actually always been a rainbow above them and they just can't see it because they can't see themselves the way other people can. The perfect song to end a wonderful album.

Favorite lyric: "If you could see what I see/You'd be blinded by the colors."

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj


    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg


    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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