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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Nashville-based country singer-songwriter was produced by Sturgill Simpson.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
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  1. Jul 16, 2020
    83
    The 10 songs on this lovely and mostly subdued collection deal tend toward the most universal singer-songwriter themes: being glad your ex is an ex; wondering how to keep your current partner from becoming an ex; pondering whether love might survive the grave… and, of course, The Road.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jul 2, 2020
    80
    She's still very much the real deal. [Aug 2020, p.111]
  3. Jul 2, 2020
    80
    That’s How Rumors Get Started underlines that she’s got the talent to take on whatever the future holds.
  4. Jul 6, 2020
    80
    This is a high octane record filled with hooks, strong musicianship and maybe just a bit too much production. Through it all, Price has some interesting reflections on motherhood and coping with her rising fame. The clincher, as you might well guess, is the unrelenting power of her voice that just continues to amaze.
  5. Jul 9, 2020
    80
    ‘That’s How Rumors Get Started’ shows that it’s possible to stay true to the genre but also engage in light touch experimentation and pursue other interests. This is why she is in it for the long haul.
  6. 80
    That’s How Rumors Get Started continually reinforces Price’s skill as a lyricist and vocalist.
  7. Jul 15, 2020
    63
    Rumors buffs away some of the rougher edges that made her so much more compelling than so many of Nashville’s aspiring singer-songwriters. Those albums made the fight sound worthwhile, but there’s too little fight in these songs.

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  1. Jul 13, 2020
    10
    This new album shows the continued growth and evolution of a badass American artist. Margo Price first caught my attention with her honestThis new album shows the continued growth and evolution of a badass American artist. Margo Price first caught my attention with her honest lyrics and throw back-ish sound on her first album, and on her 2nd album showed how brave and vulnerable she could be. On "That's How Rumors Get Started", Margo comes out like, "yeah, this is me, take it or leave it". And if you take it, I promise you, you'll find pure and genuine writing, vocals full of heart and courage, and a sound all her own. Expand