Boy - Carla Bozulich
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  • Summary: Described by Evangelista singer as her pop album, the first solo release in six years under her real name was co-produced with John Eichenseer.
  • Record Label: Constellation
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Mar 4, 2014
    93
    It’s another glorious achievement for an artist who has created so much amazing art since arriving into the world fully formed way back in 1982.
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    90
    It is searing, raw and lusty, tender, open and vulnerable.
  3. Mar 4, 2014
    90
    All works of art, like all minds, have the potential to overcome mere sentiment. And that potential is glimpsed here in 10 restless hatchlings that make up Carla Bozulich’s new and perhaps most essential record.
  4. 80
    Boy is intense, intrusive, brutally honest, compelling and mature if not ironically titled; it certainly bears nothing in common with infancy.
  5. Mar 14, 2014
    80
    Boy confirms that Bozulich is at least as good as Cave or Waits at contemporising the blues, at crafting bold, gritty, assertive art that is enchantingly oddball yet still accessible, not to mention infinitely rewarding.
  6. Mar 7, 2014
    80
    Simply put, there are few artists with the precision and poetic fortitude of Carla Bozulich, and on Boy, she commands attention like no one else.
  7. Mar 7, 2014
    70
    [The music is] touching and abrasive all at once. Quite an accomplishment for her “pop album”.

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  1. Apr 23, 2014
    8
    Not an album for everyone, but ultimately i feel this will be one of the most unique and unorthodox singer song writer albums of the year. Very good blend of Folk, blues, Rock, experimental, and noise. Pretty much every track here is at least lightly noteworthy, maybe besides What Is It Baby? Expand