by Lucy Dacus
- Record Label: Matador
- Release Date: Mar 2, 2018
- Summary: The second full-length release for the Virginia-based indie singer-songwriter was produced by Collin Pastore and mixed by John Congleton.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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Positive: 17 out of 20
Mixed: 3 out of 20
Negative: 0 out of 20
Mar 2, 2018As good as “No Burden” was, Historian is better: songs like short stories; sneakily hard-hitting arrangements; dreaminess and catharsis, often in the space of a few verses.
Mar 2, 2018Historian is a complete album, cavernous in its emotional depths and regally sophisticated in its songwriting, yet palatably relatable at the point of contact. It’s a work of perfectly realised ambition in which anyone who’s ever waded the swamp of heartache can recognise themselves.
Mar 2, 2018At 23, Dacus has already made a career album with Historian, and she’s really only just getting started.
UncutFeb 28, 2018Historian fulfills all the promises of 2015's No Burden. [Apr 2018, p.26]
Mar 2, 2018Even as Lucy deals with massive topics including death, hope, and major life transitions, she offers listeners entry points back into their own worlds, all while strengthening her already taut grip on rustling, soul-blemished rock.
Mar 2, 2018Historian stumbles occasionally, with some songs taking a while to get up the hill, but it’s rewarding because it carries such weight and commands such attention.
Mar 14, 2018It’s as though Dacus’s best parts have been filtered through a focus group--just imagine what it could have been with the patina scraped off.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
May 13, 2018On her newest venture 'Historian', Lucy Dacus reaches peak songwriting potential, rivaling the sounds of Regina Spektor and A Fine Frenzy.
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