Christian Lee Hutson - Beginners
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Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #223 / 684
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Based on 97 ratings
2020 Ratings: #212
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May 29, 2020 / Release Date
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Loud and Quiet

This is one of those albums people will remember fondly in ten years, remembering when they first heard it, or list it on a social media quiz about which old albums they still listen to regularly.


Beginners seems like an introduction to Hutson and his past: fears, anxieties and faults and memories. It's all packaged in a brilliant album that satisfies any cravings for well-written, subtle and resonant folk rock.


With the help of Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst, and others, this career collaborator steps into the spotlight with a stunningly empathetic study of human frailties.

with the help of phoebe bridgers and nathaniel walcott, Beginners obtains unique writing while sounding beautiful
Beginners (2020, ANTI-) is a work that you have probably heard a dozen times. These are songs marked by the minimalism of the arrangements, tours by the American songbook and the always delicate use of the voice, a proposal that evokes the work of veterans, such as Elliott Smith and Sufjan Stevens, as recent names in the molds of Angelo De Augustine and Lucy Dacus . However, what makes the new album by Christian Lee Hutson, a frequent contributor to Phoebe Bridgers, so interesting, are ... read more
Старомодный, но очень душевный и временами пробирающий до дрожи фолк, спродюсированный Фиби Бриджерс. Кристиан выпустил два альбома еще в начале 2010-х, а потом познакомился с Фиби и помогал ей писать песни для всех ее альбомов. Так что в ее дикой популярности есть и его ... read more
This is a good time to be a friend of Phoebe Bridgers (or to appear on a podcast episode of Reply All!), and Christian Lee Hutson’s timely choices of collaborators upped his name recognition in the months preceding the release of his de facto debut. And thankfully, “Beginners” fully justifies its groundswell of hype on Hutson’s merits alone. An intimate, restrained chamber indie folk album, “Beginners” trains the spotlight firmly on Hutson’s soft-spoken ... read more
I've been meaning to check this out since forever after hearing Phoebe Bridgers helped produce it, and it's great! It's a very mellow, confessional singer-songwriter album with fantastic writing, just the sort of thing she'd have a hand in, and you can definitely hear her strong influence in the production on songs like Talk and even her voice in harmonies later in the album on tracks like Unforgivable. Like I said it's very mellow and quiet apart from the closing track (Phoebe said when ... read more
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Track List

  1. Atheist
  2. Talk
  3. Lose This Number
  4. Unforgivable
  5. Northsiders
  6. Twin Soul
  7. Seven Lakes
  8. Get the Old Band Back Together
  9. Keep You Down
  10. Single for the Summer
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Added on: February 6, 2020