'Pageant Material', which is Kacey Musgraves' second studio album, is to be released on 22 June in the UK by Decca. I read the article about it in the Sunday Times today.
Factually, the article was fine in as far as it went (not very far) but that isn't the problem I have with it. The issue is that the author wasn't even willing to applaud the bravery that major label Mercury, and therefore not something that I might naturally feel inclined to defend, had in releasing 'Same Trailer Different Park' in 2013.
The article acknowledged that it tackled issues that would bother the moral majority: It did that and then some. 'Pageant Material' is no less incendiary in that respect but neither was Loretta Lynn when tackling issues of domestic abuse some decades ago.
- Razor Wire - Hannah Aldridge (2014)
- American Middle Class - Angaleena Presley (2014)
There are plenty of others too. Not least the ones that I am currently unaware of.