The 2019 Track of the Year

Charly Bliss, “Chatroom” Like so many great rock and pop songs, Charly Bliss’s gloriously hooky “Chatroom” is rooted in dark subject matter. According to singer/guitarist Eva Hendricks, the song was written in the wake of being sexually assaulted, in which blinding rage steadily morphs into empowering joy. Featuring verses that seethe with anger (“Everybody knows […]

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The Best Albums of 2019, #8

8. Charly Bliss, Young Enough (Barsuk) How great was the second half of 2019? Well, back at the end of June, Charly Bliss’s fabulous second album was my favourite of the year so far, and now it’s at number eight. Don’t let that diminish Young Enough, though, but it was easily the biggest surprise of […]

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The Best Tracks of 2019, #11

  11. Charly Bliss, “Capacity” “I used to think that I should be good at everything,” sings Eva Hendricks, “Now I know I was wrong.” Life lessons, man. Charly Bliss confronted their collective early-20s misery on their stupendous second album, but instead of whining about it, Hendricks and crew take a mature approach. Yes, the […]

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