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25. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Ivy Tripp is DIY singer/songwriter that draws on Katie Crutchfield’s punk past. Lyrically, the album continues her exploration of feminist ideas, and uses her experiences, or more specifically her mistakes, to demonstrate how a strong, independent woman is formed in today’s society.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
In May 2014, as he was preparing to write and record Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third album, Ruban Nielson and his wife welcomed a third person into their home and marriage. Due to United States immigration laws, Nielson and his wife have since returned to being a traditional couple, but as the title makes clear, the experience of 2014 had a massive influence on Multi-Love. The album’s music is the familiar psych pop of UMO’s first two releases, but the lyrics focus largely on Nielson’s emotions as he attempted to navigate a summer of polyamory. Taken together, the music and lyrics form an incredibly raw whole that is both beautiful and terrifying.
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