ALBUM REVIEW: Julien Baker – Little Oblivions | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Matador Records

Released: 26.02.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s only a few things in this world that I’m certain of. One of which is that Julien Baker remains the most self assessing, brutally honest songwriters of modern times. Documenting her personally exhausting experiences, Baker’s third effort Little Oblivions sounds sonically gigantic compared to her previously stripped-back approach.

Swapping in drums, bass and a whole host of instruments, mostly played by Baker herself, the singer-songwriter’s self-produced album is a powerful gut-punch that leaves you emotionally raw. Filled with a vast monumental anguish, Baker puts her pain, despair and self degradation on display for us all to hear. It’s truly a comfort to be reminded that despite feeling like we’re broken beyond repair; we’re still alive. Thank you.

 

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