This album is painfully beautiful. We say painfully because Julien Baker touches on things like her challenging past, suicide, drinking, and more, but she does it in a way that makes Pitchfork say she, “turns being way too hard on yourself into its own genre.” Don’t listen to this one if you’re looking for happily ever after. Listen to this one alone on your front porch and soak it all in. Baker has got a lot of powerful things to be said and they deserve to be heard. Check out this new album today.
Click here to learn more about the album: We usually default to not picking Pitchfork write-ups for the bonus content, but we really enjoyed this write-up. In this article, we learned that Julien Baker plays nearly every instrument herself and we learned a lot more about his upbringing. She grew up gay, Christian, in the American South, and survived teenage addiction. Baker is one tough cookie.
Release date: February 26th, 2021
Similar artist(s): Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Daughter
Top tracks: Bloodshot, Song in E, Heatwave