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Orville Peck


Second album from the masked outlaw cowboy singer-songwriter produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Patty Griffin)

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  1. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Orville Peck isn’t hiding behind the glitz and glam - He is glitz and glam. But he’s also sadness and joy and human and so many other wonderful, real things. Through his music, he’s invited us to be a part of all of it. Saddle up and enjoy the ride
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s a tried and tested sound but Peck’s perspective feels utterly fresh, and suggests perhaps all of the glitz and camp are actually just Peck being true to himself
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  3. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    At 15 songs, Bronco is dense. It’s also incredibly addictive
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The artist remains a mystery on this lush second album, which nevertheless finds him traversing a rich landscape: wholly modern and proudly queer
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    It flits between theatricality and poignancy
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Orville Peck's image as the glamorous and subversive masked man of country music still feels a bit gimmicky, but in the grand show biz tradition, it's a character that puts the spotlight firmly on a genuine talent, and Bronco is a glorious achievement that fulfills Peck's promise and then some
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  7. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The fringed marvel is back with a theatrical, expansive and subversive masterpiece that reminds us just why he is the undisputed king of queer country
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    He may have ditched the grit that got him here, but the glam he's donning now suits him just fine. While the horse remains untamed, the reins have clearly been fastened
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  9. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Bold, brash and liberated
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  10. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    Working with producer Jay Joyce and Nashville session musicians, the masked cult figure adopts the widescreen scale of mainstream country while stretching his eccentricities to their limits
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  11. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Though the album is a worthwhile inclusion to the Peck canon, ignoring the blandness that afflicts a great deal of Bronco is impossible
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  12. 5.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    There’s so much talent and story hidden behind the mask, but this album isn’t Orville Peck at his truest
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