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Julien Baker Bravely Confronts Her Traumas and Fears

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Jon Pareles, writing for The New York Times:

    “Sprained Ankle,” was a measured cry in the wilderness, a distillation of solitary despair. Just two years later, “Turn Out the Lights” is the work of a songwriter who has resonated with an international audience and who is moving beyond the apocalyptic self-absorption of adolescence. It’s the rare second album that, despite new self-consciousness, stretches beyond an unspoiled debut to reach for even bigger things, with all its passion intact.

    “Once we finished recording it, in January, there was a lot of anxiety for me,” Ms. Baker said. “Is it too similar? Is it too different? How can you be afraid of both of those things at the same time?” She laughed. “But I somehow was.”

  2. AshlandATeam


    The world needs more people - and songwriters - like Julien Baker.
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  3. generalmills9


    Easily one of my favorite singers of all-time! Her songs really strike a chord with me
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  4. Honeymagnolia

    Regular Supporter

    Looking forward to Friday now.

    Just listening to her first band and they are really cool too. Shows her development and progression really well.
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  5. AshlandATeam


    Yeah that Star Killers record is really good. I'm surprised at how often I return to it.
  6. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    she's so clearly wise beyond her years
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