by Margo Price
- Record Label: Third Man Records
- Release Date: Oct 20, 2017
- Summary: The second full-length studio release for the Nashville-based country artist features a guest appearance from Willie Nelson.
- Record Label: Third Man Records
- Genre(s): Country
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Positive: 13 out of 14
Mixed: 1 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
Oct 18, 2017All American Made is provocative, charismatic and endearing, proving what many of country's all-time greats already seem to know: Margo Price is a legend in the making.
Oct 18, 2017With a little more time and money to burn, Price and co. spiced up the nervy and raw sound of Midwest with the addition of a string section on some tunes, some gospel-like backing vocals when needed, and a little ProTools augmentation to create the collage of presidential speeches that floats in and around the title track. Otherwise, she and the band stick comfortably to their chosen lane.
Oct 20, 2017It’s the title track--a soft and heart-wrenching protest song that captures the struggle of living in the U.S.--that cements Price’s songwriting bona fides as a fiercely important voice in modern country.
Oct 18, 2017All American Made marks both a hardening and a deepening of Price's sound. [Nov 2017, p.25]
Oct 19, 2017Despite some deservedly hard edges, it's this vision of an open-hearted, open-bordered U.S.A. that gives All American Made its lasting power.
Oct 19, 2017By adding a decent dose of 2017 into her classic sound, Price creates something truly great.
Oct 24, 2017These songs are littered with allusions to Price's difficult past as a broke, troubled magnet of misfortune with a late-blooming career, but they're by and large so vague that they don't have much of an emotional impact.
Positive: 2 out of 3
Mixed: 1 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Oct 24, 2017Uno de los mejores discos del 2017 líricamente Poderosos y honesto la producción hace recordar el country de los 60's Sin duda que MargoUno de los mejores discos del 2017 líricamente Poderosos y honesto la producción hace recordar el country de los 60's Sin duda que Margo demuestra que no necesita ser comercial para ser una de las grandes féminas del country. Junto a Chris Stapleton le dan vida el genero… Expand
Dec 8, 2017This album is alright. It has a more laid back and kind of breezy feel to the album, being heavily routed in old-fashion country. Which isn'tThis album is alright. It has a more laid back and kind of breezy feel to the album, being heavily routed in old-fashion country. Which isn't bad, in fact it's quite lovely hearing some lovely arrangements and playing. It's very organic. However Maro Price doesn't really do anything unique with this album. She says that Tom Petty inspired this album, and honestly I don't hear it. Where's the devil-may-care attitude and the youthful energy and fun that Petty is known for? Eh, I don't really know. Outside of that, it's too quaint really and not as gripping as her debut or even her Weakness EP. I've read some people getting turned off by the lyrics and how she goes towards more liberal side of politics, which I don't really mind mostly because I do align with what she does talk about (even though Pay Gap is eye rolling considering how often the wage gap is misconstrued) and hell considering how conservative country is getting a little feminist kick is something that is greatly appreciated, my issue lies more in the sound and how if she is going to do this old-school country sound, there should be more than just quaintness.… Expand
Nov 15, 2017Margo Price's Weakness EP gave me a little a hype that she might be taking her country music in yet another interesting direction with songsMargo Price's Weakness EP gave me a little a hype that she might be taking her country music in yet another interesting direction with songs like Paper Cowboy. However this album wasn't very groundbreaking music wise but it did feature some nice songs. A highlight in particular is the duet with Willie Nelson.
The album is significantly marred by the attempt at more politically direct songwriting, "Pay Gap." Now, I have nothing against Price wanting to write music that is more socially aware, but at least write about legitimate issues. In the song, the singer is a woman complaining about the "pay gap" and about how she doesn't get the money she deserves. However, the pay gap only arises when you take the average income of every woman in the US and compare it to the average income of every man. Women on average make less than men. Sadly the song makes the same stupid assumption that it has to be because of some kind of institutional oppression against women rather than a more reasonable cause such as women pursuing lower paying jobs and taking more time off compared to men. The song then culminates in blaming it all on "rich white men," ignoring the fact that many women and other races are also have power and money and can be equally corrupt and greedy. Overall the song ends up as an annoying political diatribe that ignores reality that should have been left off the album.
The album then ends with "All American Made," which features audio clips from the news, making it sound like a tacky end-of-the-millenium or sign-of-the-times songs and will certainly cause the song to age poorly. Perhaps Margo needs to let go of her politics and focus more on songs about people and their own personal struggles like on her debut album.… Expand
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