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Lucy Dacus

Home Video

Third album from the Richmond, Virginia indie rock artist featuring contributions from Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers

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  1. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    It takes profound empathy to write an album about your past and have it turn out to be about your love for others instead
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    There's no doubt that Dacus has become one of this generation's singular songwriters. Like Bridgers and Baker, her talent for tapping into the universal through song is remarkably potent
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  3. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    One of the best young songwriters around delivers the best LP of her career
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  4. 9.0 |   DIY

    A musical representation of the intricate jigsaw of life
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  5. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A work of art
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  6. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Home Video will appeal to Dacus’ existing fan base, but also holds the potential to bring hordes of new fans that will find themselves in the middle of a story not exactly their own
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Turning to childhood diaries as inspiration, the singer-songwriter transports us with gawky, awkward vignettes from her youth
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  8. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Indie rock’s favorite storyteller finds beauty in the discomfort of her own coming-of-age on third LP
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Dacus’s warm vocals are as rich and full as ever, between upbeat album singles like “Hot & Heavy” and yearning, piano-driven ballads (“Please Stay”)
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    With Dacus' warm vocals and melodies leading the way throughout, Home Video is an engrossing set steeped in life lessons and nostalgia
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  11. 8.0 |   Clash

    Another exquisite offering from Lucy Dacus
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The Virginia singer-songwriter is at her most vulnerable in front of her biggest audience yet
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  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Dacus finds the pages of her diary she just can't shake, turning them into songs that are destined to stay with you, too. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Home Video is Dacus at her most autobiographical and lyrically direct
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  15. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    With a quotable line on almost every song, Home Video cements Dacus’ reputation as one of her generation’s major talents
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  16. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Home Video is a vibrant, unsparing celebration of life's many chapters and what it means to be human: flaws, doubts and all
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  17. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Lucy Dacus peeks at the past for 'Home Video'
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  18. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    After years of writing impressionistic ballads in the abstract, Lucy Dacus has returned with a collection of songs steeped in nostalgia, regret, and explicit personal connection
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  19. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Home Video is undeniably a Lucy Dacus album; one that’s a reflection of not only the rise of her star but of the ever-growing liberation that comes with emotional vulnerability
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  20. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Addressing faith, young love, and nostalgia, the songwriter’s autobiographical third album is empathetic yet unsparing, catchy and finely crafted
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  21. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    Her regard for the past and how it’s shaped her and will continue to do so makes Dacus a rightfully prominent figure in the indie folk scene, and you can see why based on both her solo efforts and work with boygenius cohorts Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, who provide backing vocals on two tracks
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  22. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Her at-times folky sound, mixed with remnants of ’80s pop and tied up with allusions to God and burgeoning love, adds her to a history of top American musicians, joining a songwriting tradition alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty
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  23. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Boygenius member sets a homicidal fantasy to intense indie rock on her otherwise gentle third album
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