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Lush

7/10

Released in 2018
Reviewed January 10 2019

Lush

This is certainly an album that needs to grow on you. It may sound too simple at first, like the n-th 90's lo-fi revival. And it kind of is, only more.

First it grew from just-copying-a-sound to having-a-surprisingly-rich-sound. (Later founding out it's a solo work only adds to its merit.) Lush is perhaps not the most precise term. Crisp is better. Although I'm still not sold on Lindsey Jordan's voice, she really knows how to create an atmosphere. Which is quite an achievement for an album seemingly consisting of simple lo-fi songs.

There are good songs here. 'Speaking Terms' was the one that got me hooked. With even better ones, we're in for a real gem.