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Jay Som / Anak Ko
Album:Anak Ko Collection:General
Artist:Jay Som Added:09/2019
Label:Polyvinyl Records 

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Add Date:2019-09-09 Pull Date:2019-11-11 
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Album Review
Super Chuck
Reviewed 2019-09-06 
In case you missed it, Everybody Works was the brilliant and tender 2017 breakthrough for Jay Som. It traversed a bevy of genres and moods, putting Melina Mae Duterte’s songwriting, arrangement, performance, and production talents on display. This made for a dynamic if slightly scattershot album. It showed a wide palette (and some serious jams), but it left me hungry for a more unified work. Duterte's latest record, Anak Ko ("my child" in Tagalog), finds her at a much more stable place in her young career. Like her previous two records, Anak Ko is only a little over 30 minutes and goes down easily.

Like: Palehound, Mitski, Stephen Steinbrink, early Mac DeMarco

FCC: 1

Play: 2, 5, 6

1.If You Want It (3:13) Skulking riff and some quiet menace, the title track is an atmospheric lilt.
2.Superbike (3:53) Slow-building bridge, swelling reverb.
3.Peace Out (4:16) Brooding breakup song through and through.
4.Devotion (3:32) Pop-savvy sensibility in their casually addictive grooves.
5.Nighttime Drive (3:13) Guitars transform to a braided wash of violin, maracas, and drums at the end.
6.Tenderness (4:01) Sounds oddly like Prefab Sprout, like previous Jay Som records.
7.Anak Ko (3:38) Warm, inviting listen, but with lyrical darkness underneath to reveal itself.
8.Crown (4:38) Compact and punchy choruses with inky, moody bass and guitar.
9.Get Well (3:57) Shimmering bass groove giving way to rich rhythm guitar and weepy pedal steel.

Track Listing
1.If You Want It 5.Nighttime Drive
2.Superbike 6.Tenderness
3.Peace Out 7.Anak Ko
4.Devotion 8.Crown
 9.Get Well