Sound Advice: Bully's "Lucky For You"
The world keeps getting worse; Bully keeps getting better. Also some L.A. post-punk and a look at Sparks' latest.
Longtime readers may recall that I reviewed 100 new (to me) records last year. Because
I’m a glutton for punishment love music, I’m doing it again this year. This is the latest in the series.
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Today we’re taking a look at Bully’s latest release, Lucky For You
Lucky For You doesn’t waste any time setting down some ground rules. The verdict is in before the vocals have even started; this record will be a ride.
For all intents and purposes, Bully is Alicia Bognanno. Lucky is Bully’s latest release and the first since 2020’s SUGAREGG. Over the course of several LPs, they’ve mastered a sort of throbbing, electric, could-explode-at-any-second sound. The lyrics are emotional, the sound volatile. All sung with a voice that sounds like it subsists on Marlboros and cynicism.
It is the voice of someone that’s seen some things.