I can't really think of the last time I was this excited to listen to an album. On that same point, I can't remember the last time I was this excited and the album actually lived up to expectations. Kacey Musgraves is such a breath of fresh air to the country music world. She is so pure and natural. You won't hear any screaming, giggling or curly blonde hair on Same Trailer Different Park. What you will find is a real honest look at life. I've listened to the album straight through three times now and it gets better every time around.
When I first heard her hit "Merry Go 'Round," I fell in love with her sound, but I wasn't sure how the country audience would take it. There's no going around it, country has gone much more pop-rock over the last few years. Kacey Musgraves does not fit in that mold at all. In fact, Same Trailer Different Park sounds a lot more like an updated version of something you would have heard in the golden age of country. I can picture her hitting the road with Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton back in the day just as easily as she could with Kenny Chesney now.
Same Trailer Different Park kicks you right in the face with the lead off track "Silver Lining." It reminds me of all those baseball games growing up when my dad would say to me, "You're never going to get a hit if you don't swing the bat." Another favorite for me is "Keep It To Yourself," a tale about that ex that pulled the plug on a relationship but still can't seem to let go. Other standouts include, "Dandelion," and, "I Miss You."
Most of the songs have a more laid back feel like the lead single, "Merry Go 'Round," but there are some toe tapping tracks like "Stupid," and, "Blowin' Smoke," that mix up the tempo in a nice way.
I can tell you right now that this will likely be my favorite album of the year. It is definitely worth a purchase.