Sunday, February 24, 2019

Song(s) of the Day # 1,862 Julia Jacklin

Julia Jacklin seems to have two types of songs judging by her second album, Crushing, just out. Fast ones and slow ones. I care for the fast ones a great deal and for the slow ones (with a couple of exceptions), not one jot.

This degree of predictability rather limits the amount of appreciation you can lavish on a record sadly. It all becomes rather one dimensional after a while. Jacklin is operating in an incredibly crowded field of overwrought indie-ish female singers: Angel Olsen, Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker, Lucy Dacus, Aldous Harding,Mothers. Stella Donelly, Phoebe Bridgers, Nadia Reid. See what I mean by crowded. Jacklin fails to force her way to the front of the peloton here. But I do like the fast ones so I've posted three here.

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