Lucy Dacus - 2019
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Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 72 ratings
2019 Ratings: #546
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November 8, 2019 / Release Date
EP / Format
Matador / Label / Website
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this is the compilation of her "holiday" songs released this year. the performances are okay but the song selections leave much to be desired. there are so many great songs she could cover that her voice would fit perfectly but the choices here are uninspiring. best song: "My Mother & I"
Shoot I actually really like the originals on this thing. Wish they made it onto a full album. Maybe they will. Covers are meh
Lucy Dacus’s first EP, ‘2019,’ features a collection of singles she dropped across that same year, correlating with various holidays and celebrations. Some are original tracks, but many are covers of a wide variety of genres and artists, leading to a mixed pot of results. “Fool’s Gold” is a stunning, lovely original opener, and the equally beautiful “La Vie En Rose” takes a more upbeat tone, intertwining English lyrics into Édith ... read more
Not so much a proper project in its own right as a compilation of Lucy Dacus’s musical adventures this year, “2019” nonetheless affirms Dacus as a top-notch songwriter and interpreter. I’m convinced I could listen to her smooth, expressive alto over just about any material and eat it up. Her choices in covers are pretty obvious, but she nails them nonetheless, bringing something genuinely new to the oft-covered “La vie en rose” and expertly lending her ... read more
She feels like she comes into her own more and develops a more definitively unique musical voice, all through covers at that. This is just a bit more accessible too, even if I don't like any of the choices for covers.
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Track List

  1. Fool's Gold
  2. La Vie En Rose
  3. My Mother & I
  4. Forever Half Mast
  5. Dancing In the Dark
  6. In the Air Tonight
  7. Last Christmas

Year End Lists

#52/The Alternative
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Added on: November 8, 2019