Bridgers' second album, released in June 2020, is an essential vinyl listen for any music fan. One of the most critically acclaimed records of that year, Punisher pulls the listener in with hushed confessions of yearning, resentment and anxiety. Much of the album feels almost too intimate to listen to, yet it's almost impossible to tear yourself away once the needle hits the vinyl. A fully realized, cohesive body of work from one of the most intriguing voices in contemporary music, 'Punisher' is crafted to be engaged with in its entirety. When you allow yourself to sit with the record, it begins to feel like a therapy session for both listener and artist. Bridgers crafted a fascinating journey that reaches a cathartic climax on fantastic album closer 'I Know The End'.
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