the record

the record

by Boygenius
the record

the record

by Boygenius

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Five years is a long time, long enough for a band to wander, reunite, and find themselves on a different plane. Such is the case of boygenius, the indie supergroup of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker. When the trio first joined forces in 2018, it was to bash out an EP over the course of four days, releasing the results on Matador. Everything about The Record, the full-length debut delivered a half-decade later, is more deliberate. Boygenius spent a month cutting The Record, releasing it on Interscope to great fanfare in March 2023. The leap to the majors certainly reflects how the profiles of Dacus, Baker, and especially Bridgers have been elevated since the boygenius EP, a rise aided by each of the three releasing strong, distinctive albums in its wake. What's remarkable about The Record is how these three idiosyncratic songwriters consciously decide to subsume their quirks within a group voice. Individual traits haven't been erased so much as they've been sanded so they can fit neatly together. The unified front gives The Record shape and heft, qualities apparent from its twin openers: "Without You Without Them" highlights their spectral harmonies, while "$20" drives home an offset riff that's quintessentially 1990s. Much of The Record feels like a conscious throwback to the spirit of 1993, blending the dreamier and noisier aspects of alt-rock, feeling equally at home with the bittersweet strums of "Leonard Cohen" and the walloping hooks of "Satanist," not to mention how "True Blue" and "Not Strong Enough" land squarely in the middle of this spectrum. Collectively, boygenius feels heftier and hookier than Baker, Bridgers, and Dacus do on their own, and this collective instinct towards immediacy pays great dividends: it's bracing to hear such introspective singer/songwriters embrace the pleasures of a united front. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2023
Label: Interscope
UPC: 0602455066077
Rank: 1118


  1. Without You Without Them
  2. $20
  3. Emily I¿¿¿m Sorry
  4. True Blue
  5. Cool About It
  6. Not Strong Enough
  7. Revolution O
  8. Leonard Cohen
  9. Satanist
  10. We¿¿¿re In Love
  11. Anti-Curse
  12. Letter To An Old Poet

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boygenius   Primary Artist,Vocals
Phoebe Bridgers   Primary Artist,Featured Artist
Julien Baker   Primary Artist,Featured Artist
Lucy Dacus   Primary Artist,Featured Artist

Technical Credits

Tony Berg   Producer,Additional Production
Paul Simon   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Mike Mogis   Mixing
Pat Sullivan   Mastering,Mastering Engineer
Catherine Marks   Engineer,Producer,Recording
Ethan Gruska   Producer,Additional Production
Harrison Whitford   Photography
Phoebe Bridgers   Composer,Group Member
Julien Baker   Composer,Group Member
Sarah Tudzin   Engineer,Producer,Additional Production
Will Maclellan   Engineer
Lucy Dacus   Composer,Group Member
Jay Som   Additional Production
Melina Duterte   Producer
Boygenius   Composer,Producer,Photography
Kaushlesh Garry Purohit   Engineer
Owen Lantz   Engineer
Bobby Mota   Engineer
Hodun Yu   Composer
Matt Grubb   Photography
HoJun Yu   Composer
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