2020 MUST HEAR ALBUM #21
It's hard to put in to words just how much I adore 'Stranger in the Alps', that album has been with me for countless lonely evenings, hungover mornings, and sunny walks by the river and Phoebe's vocals have accompanied some of my fondest memories these last few years so to say I was excited for the follow up to one of my favourite albums of the last decade is quite the understatement.
'Punisher' does not disappoint. It's exactly what I wanted from a new Phoebe Bridgers record. Everything that made 'Stranger in the Alps' incredible with enough new ideas and sounds to make every track stand out from one another and to make the whole album stand out as a separate entity to its predecessor instead of just being more of the same.
Phoebe's vocals are again wonderful and the production throughout is beautifully crafted. The instrumentation is generally a lot more busy and intriquite than on her last record, yet it's still every bit as memorable and intimate as they ever were.
I don't know, this may be a very strong album of the year contender...