Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Julien Baker

I am forever running late. While it may not be a part of my charm, I would refer you to the old saying about better late than never. In any case, after probably way too much thought, I finally settled upon my favorite 50 records from the year that was 2015. I'm also mixing it up a little this year, y'all. Instead of ranking every record, I'm giving you my picks in alphabetical order, saving my number one, very favorite record of the year for last. So sit back, relax, and refresh your memory of last year's best with a group of records that I hope will tickle your fancy.

Who: Julien Baker

What: Sprained Ankle

When: October 2015

Where: 6131 Records

Why: I was admittedly completely bowled over the first time I heard Julien Baker's voice. In the glorious voice of this very young tenderfoot live a myriad of emotions, all expressed with a hesitant, golden tone. With the help of some good ole Richmond recording assistance, Baker offers up nine songs that aren't necessarily trying to, but might end up breaking your heart. 

My very favorite jam: "Something" but perhaps also "Vessels"




[posted 5.5.16]

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