Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material

By Dave Heaton

A sumptuous dive into classic country that's also an exploration of identity, growing and exploring the idea of self within the sentimentalized past and our social-media-driven present. 30 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

5 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kansas, Asia, Poco. In this club, listening to this band, it all makes total sense.

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5 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

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5 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Drawing from the heritage of the Pogues, these boys up the tempo while maintaining roughly the same alcoholic bleakness.

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Like watching two bands on stage at once -- you want them to either cohere or duke it out till someone's senseless.

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show would be atop a New York City apartment building, under glowing wires and a canopy of stars...

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5 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

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Man, I cannot begin to bitch enough about impenetrable prose of the sort you'd normally find on the lyric sheet to 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'.

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//Mixed media
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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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