Margo Price’s latest, Strays, is an eclectic, emotional journey from beginning to end. “Been to the Mountain” kicks things off with driving, defiant energy, the melodies rooted in psych and country rock. “Change of Heart” adds that psych patina to a rock ’n’ roller of a track with underlying pop sensibilities. Towards the end of the album, the sweeping strings on “Lydia” bring a brooding, melancholic atmosphere to a country-infused tale of regrets and recalibrations. It’s one of Price’s most affecting, haunting songs. Strays is Price at her most powerful and unforgettable, with special appearances by Sharon Van Etten, Mike Campbell, and Lucius.

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