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boygenius – boygenius EP

41ooXj9pHML._AA327_QL65_The much talked about EP from super group boygenius is the work of Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker. Each singer brought one song to the project along with one additional idea. The result is a six song EP that takes in folk, country, and indie rock.  It is no surprise that the strong female group has covered the Dixie Chicks in concert.

Highlights include the EP rock opener “Bite The Hand” that features all three singers on the powerful “I can’t love you how you want me to” refrain.  “Me and My Dog” has a super pop country chorus and “Salt in the Wound” has some of the best harmonies on the EP’s 22 minutes.  The acoustic closer “Ketchum, ID” doesn’t quite work but that is a minor quibble on a good collection of songs.

7/10