Julien Baker-Sprained Ankle (2015)

My Rating: 100% (A++)

Pitchfork Rating: 70%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 85%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Blacktop
  2. Sprained Ankle
  3. Brittle Boned
  4. Everybody Does
  5. Good News
  6. Something
  7. Rejoice
  8. Vessels
  9. Go Home

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Contemplating life/driving during night/sad.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s wonderful. Really cool colours. Fits the music really well.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Hell yeah.

Final Thoughts:

Ho lee sheeeeeeeeeet. This album is absolutely incredible. Yet another great find through the youtube series “What’s In My Bag”.  I think the most impressive part of this album lies in its simplicity; it’s mostly just Julien and a piano. Her lyrics are absolutely incredible, and Go Home’s ending on the album with a muffled pastor preaching about Jesus over the melancholy piano, amazing.

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