Thirty days ago, we were watching Margo Price crush her performance at The 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. Today, we’re listening to her soul-crushing sophomore album, All American Made. The title of this 12 track album is a little misleading — Price depicts a world in crisis.
Price refuses to fall victim to the “sophomore slump” that other artists are prone to. After Price’s career took off with a bang — her first album resulted in an extensive tour alongside Chris Stapleton — it would have been easy for her to lose some of her stride. However, three songs in to All American Made, and you’ll realize she didn’t even come close to doing that.
There’s no mistaking that Price has transcended the realm of autobiographical songs; she’s moved on to tackling national issues. Pitchfork Magazine wrote, “Throughout the LP, Price tackles Steinbeck-sized issues with a no-bullshit humility in search of answers.” The Chicago-based magazine gave All American Made a 7.6, which is surprising considering it’s reputation for scathing and low-scored reviews.
If you’re still not sold, the fourth track features the 84-year-old legend Willie Nelson.