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Turn Out the Lights, by Julien Baker: A Review

Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle is one of the strongest debuts from a solo artist I have ever heard. The bold, beautiful, and unashamed voice that rings out across those 9 tracks, the power behind it, reaffirmed for me all the emotional depths that music can reach into, the way it can both perfectly capture an image or personality while echoing so much of ourselves and our own lives. 639 more words

ALGIERS - " The Underside of Power "

“I heard someone say once that you don’t know what real power is until you’re on the wrong side of it,” Algiers front man Franklin Fisher… 270 more words


Julien Baker-Turn Out the Lights

There aren’t that many artists that can kick you in the shins emotionally quite the same way that Julien Baker does on her sophomore album… 463 more words


JULIEN BAKER - " Turn Out The Lights " Best Albums Of 2017

It’s impossible to assess Julien Baker’s sophomore effort, Turn Out the Lights, without acknowledging the considerable shadow of its its predecessor, Sprained Ankle. released two years ago, the debut snuck up on all but a handful of people.  55 more words


JULIEN BAKER - " NPR Tiny Desk Concert "

With a new album due out next week I just wanted to reflect on Julien Baker’s release of last year and this perfect session for the… 195 more words



Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile; two unique voices well-versed in pondering and articulating thoughts on the inanimate and the mundane, coming together on a full length release. 460 more words