Boygenius: Boygenius Album Review

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By Lea Mercado
Web Content Contributor

Matador Records has become one of the biggest record labels in indie music. Although it seems counterintuitive for a record label to dominate a genre born out of independent production, Matador has managed to produce new music from the artists on a massive scale without sacrificing the feeling of intimacy between the listener and the artist.

One of the label’s largest productions of 2018 was the self-titled album,Boygenius. The EP comprised of folk indie sensations Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker.

Released in October,Boygenius had already secured an appearance on NPR’sTiny Desk Concertand racked up raving reviews by November.

At the end of the year, the album secured its spot onEsquire’s Top 20 Albums of 2018and NPR’s highly sought-afterTop 50 Albums of 2018, ranking at #13.

But what makes this EP so special?…

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