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Snail Mail | Lush
According to Kate Seldman: “In the case of Lush, the debut album by Snail Mail, confessional doesn’t translate to cheesy or cliched; clearheaded would be a better word for 19-year-old Lindsey Jordan’s music. Yes, her lyrics are intimate and soul-baring, and her music easily fits into the jangly indie-rock category, but there’s something refreshingly unwavering and straightforward about her approach. Part of it has to do with the album’s high production values: this is no muddy-sounding indie recording. It has a big, spacious sound, and you can clearly hear every word she sings.
On standout song “Full Control,” about a lover whose bad behavior is pushing her back and forth between anger and resignation, Jordan belts out the two-word title as if she truly is in control of the situation she’s singing about—or maybe she’s just willing herself to be. Either way, Jordan’s combination of confidence and confession is what makes this album meaningful, and worth many more listens.”