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The Best Kacey Musgraves Albums, Ranked

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We're ranking the best Kacey Musgraves albums of all time. Known for being one of the best country singers from Texas, Kacey Musgraves is a force to be reckoned with, fusing her emotional songwriting with disco and electropop while always staying true to her roots. Kacey Musgraves' discography features six Grammy Awards and countless popular songs, like "Blowin' Smoke," "High Horse," and "Rainbow." What is the greatest Kacey Musgraves album ever?

From her debut album Same Trailer Different Park to her 2018 masterpiece Golden Hour, to her latest studio LP star-crossed, this list includes every Kacey Musgraves full-length project, even Pageant Material and her holiday album A Very Kacey Christmas.

Vote up the best Kacey Musgraves albums below, and be sure to vote based on the quality of their music rather than simply their popularity or number of streams and awards.

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    Golden Hour

    1. Slow Burn
    2. Lonely Weekend
    3. Butterflies
    4. Oh, What a World
    5. Mother
    6. Love Is a Wild Thing
    7. Space Cowboy
    8. Happy & Sad
    9. Velvet Elvis
    10. Wonder Woman
    11. High Horse
    12. Golden Hour
    13. Rainbow

    Pitchfork score: 8.7

    • Release Date: 2018
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    Pageant Material

    1. High Time
    2. Dime Store Cowgirl
    3. Late to the Party
    4. Pageant Material
    5. This Town
    6. Biscuits
    7. Somebody to Love
    8. Miserable
    9. Die Fun
    10. Family Is Family
    11. Good Ol' Boys Club
    12. Cup of Tea
    13. Fine
    14. Are You Sure (feat. Willie Nelson) 

    Pitchfork score: 8.0

    • Release Date: 2015
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    1. Silver Lining
    2. My House
    3. Merry Go 'Round
    4. Dandelion
    5. Blowin' Smoke
    6. I Miss You
    7. Step Off
    8. Back on the Map
    9. Keep It to Yourself
    10. Stupid
    11. Follow Your Arrow
    12. It Is What It Is

    • Release Date: 2013
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    1. star-crossed
    2. good wife
    3. cherry blossom
    4. simple times
    5. if this was a movie..
    6. justified
    7. angel
    8. breadwinner
    9. camera roll
    10. easier said
    11. hookup scene
    12. keep lookin' up
    13. what doesn't kill me
    14. there is a light
    15. gracias a la vida

    • Release Date: 2021
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    #13 of 20 2022 Grammy Predictions: Album Of The Year Nominations#8 of 13 The Best Visual Albums Of All Time#174 of 209 The Best New Albums Of 2021

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