AOTY 2017
All American Made
Margo Price - All American Made
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2017 Ratings: #111 / 648
Year End Rank: #35
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2017 Ratings: #76
October 20, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Third Man / Label
Country / Genres
margoprice.net / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

All 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.

90
Paste

Price expands her musical horizons past the cliché of three-chords and the truth on All American Made. Price’s voice sounds stronger, more confident than on her wily, yet ragged debut.

83
Consequence of Sound

With 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.

83
A.V. Club

After the deeply personal Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, honky-tonk hero Margo Price sets her sights outward on All American Made.

80
NME
By adding a decent dose of 2017 into her classic sound, Price creates something truly great.
80
Uncut

All American Made marks both a hardening and a deepening of Price’s sound. You could say it sounds more Memphis than Nashville.

80
AllMusic

Despite 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.

80
The Guardian

As on her debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Margo Price’s America is a country in which life is hard; specifically, it’s a country in which life is hard for women. She tackles the dry subjects of news reporting with humour and vim.

80
Mojo

All American Made maintains Price’s status as honky-tonk’s most compelling new flame.

76
Pitchfork

Her streak of country domination continues on the loose, wandering All American Made.

75
Northern Transmissions
No longer as pushed away by the industry as she once was, Price feels more alive and happy on this record but also loses a bit of her edge in the change. Lyrically a strong record both in wit and commentary, it feels much more generic musically compared to her debut.
70
Rolling Stone

After an opening series of expertly crafted country pastiches, All American Made indeed evolves into one of the most political country records in years, a declarative honky-tonk manifesto of small-town farmer populism and working-class feminism.

60
Slant Magazine

Though much of the writing on All American Made is a testament to her fiery independent streak, she and her band's overly slick, humdrum delivery of many of these songs suggest she isn't so far removed from the Nashville establishment as one might think.

Oct 23, 2017
winitheju
83
Pretty darn good. Margo and Sturgill making country music great again
Dec 7, 2017
itsyahboinoah
79
Country Music in the landscape today is water-downed with much to the dismay of cliche lyrics and production. However, despite all of that there will be gems each year in country music that would restore your faith in the genre of country. For instance, Sturgill Simpson record last year "A sailors guide to earth" was a fantastic record that expanded alt country soundscape and showed top-notch songwriting. Coming back to this new record from Margo Price "All American Made" is ... read more
Nov 25, 2017
82
2016’s “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” was a revelation — my favorite country album of the year, a sentiment shared by many. It largely served as a greatest hits package of Margo Price’s years of toiling away in obscurity, meaning that “All American Made” has elevated stakes over a shorter period of time. Luckily, Price absolutely lives up to expectations, broadening her ambition without sacrificing the personal narratives that made her debut so ... read more
Oct 28, 2017
BonoLightier
83
This album, Sturgill's "A Sailor's Guide to Earth", Ashley Monroe's "The Blade" and Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" are the most important contemporary country albums out there.
Oct 23, 2017
imimesis
90
Margo Price's first album failed to truly impress me, though I'd like to give it a second look now. With her latest album, she expresses politics -- sometimes subtly, other times overtly -- that I don't agree with. But despite that, this is an all-around excellent album. Wonderful songwriting, delicate and moving production, and a truly lovely voice commanding it all. Bravo!
Track List
  1. Don't Say It
  2. Weakness
  3. A Little Pain
  4. Learning to Lose
  5. Pay Gap
  6. Nowhere Fast
  7. Cocaine Cowboys
  8. Wild Women
  9. Heart of America
  10. Do Right By Me
  11. Loner
  12. All American Made
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Added on: September 7, 2017