Show Pony

Orville Peck - Show Pony
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
User Score
Based on 168 ratings
2020 Ratings: #632
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

As short a release as it is, the tight six-track EP packs a punch. This is essential material for both country listeners and fans of Orville Peck.

90
Northern Transmissions

He wears his influences more boldly and yes, some might say indulgently and ostentatiously, than ever on Show Pony, but it’s in the album title; his growth as a songwriter cannot be denied.

90
Sputnikmusic

There’s a lot to unwrap lyrically and thematically on Show Pony. It offers a layer of depth that simply doesn’t exist in certain pockets of country music, and brings all of this to the table while stretching the genre’s sonic boundaries.

80
NME

This six-track record dips into razzle-dazzle pop with Shania Twain, and further perfects the masked country don's knack for evocative gloom.

80
The Line of Best Fit

He is a true, wonderful artist that seems – on this evidence – to be on a one-man mission to take country out farther into the wilderness that its ever been.

75
Under The Radar

This latest EP indicates that Peck’s brand of country can move past what listeners already heard on Pony. He continues to put a fascinating and subversive take on country music as he moves closer to mainstream stardom.

70
AllMusic

Show Pony is his declaration that if he's offered the spotlight, he'll claim it as the place he deserves to be, and on the basis of the talent and audacity shown here, only a narrow-minded fool would bet against him.

67
Pitchfork

The enigmatic masked country singer follows up his debut with more songs about lonesome souls alone together—and one standout duet with Shania Twain.

64
Spectrum Culture

Show Pony proves Peck’s music can stand tall divorced from the aesthetic-first approach of Pony. What it doesn’t prove is that Peck’s music springs naturally out of the history of country rather than the presumptions of a rock musician.

BruhMan
NR
This really gotta be the wackest new music friday In a while.

EDIT: Oh shit I can pin shit
louisomahoney
65
um, its good. i liked it, thats, thats about it.

orville peck is famous for his album "pony which i actually haven't tried yet, but i've heard lots of reccomendations for it, and i have seen loads of positive reviews, but also an overwhelming people saying that its overrated, but before i jumped into a full album, i fought i'd try this ep.. and ummmmmm, maybe i'll listen to pony someday?

sure i appreciate country music but it has never really been my cup of tea, it all sounds the same to ... read more
Muratka
72
A sequel to the anonymous project Orville Peck evokes mixed feelings. Some tracks are very good and some are just boring.
currentjoyys
85
FAVORITE TRACK: No Glory In The West

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Fancy

This is probably my most anticipated EP of the year. I'm a huge fan of Orville Peck- I loved Pony, I love this man's voice and I love what he does for the community of connecting typical gay culture of drag queens with an old, country sound to create this modern-day blend that very few other artists can pull off. I stand by believing Peck is the most progressive artist to come out in the past 5 years.

The vocals are obviously ... read more
AndreVital
49
I've always thought that Orvillle Peck made music for people who want to say that they listen to country, but don't want to actually listen to country music.

Which is fine. His album last year didn't necessarily blow me away, however the singles were pretty intriguing especially when his vocals are stronger and more focused like on tracks like "Turn To Hate". So, I still have hope that Orville Peck's music can click with me. However, this EP is oddly uneventful and monotonous. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Summertime
  2. No Glory in the West
  3. Drive Me, Crazy
  4. Kids
  5. Legends Never Die
  6. Fancy
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Added on: May 29, 2020