Even though it sometimes feels like the 90s just ended yesterday, a lot of the music from that era hasn’t held up. (Has Creed ruined Soundgarden for anyone else?) Julie Doiron’s heartfelt minimalist tunes, however, are as intriguing as they’ve ever been.
Loneliest In The Morning is one of Doiron’s most confessional albums. On Crying Baby and Creative Depression, she sings about her anxieties about motherhood (she gave birth to her first child before recording this), while Explain discusses her fears about leaving Eric’s Trip to go solo. It’s touching, intimate and stripped down, which might be a surprise to some who’ve only heard her recent full-band effort, Woke Myself Up. The three extra tracks, taken from previously released 7-inch discs, are pretty solid as well.