Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blake Babies: Sunburn (1990)

Some '90s alt-rock for you, as requested.

This album sounds a little bit like it would have been used for an Old Navy commercial at the time of its release. That could be seen as a negative or positive point, depending on your view. Old Navy once took Fame and made it about shorts, so I approve.

Blake Babies is Juliana Hatfield before she went solo, along with John Strohm and Freda Boner. So, obviously, you can expect something along the lines of Juliana Hatfield. Compared to Juliana's solo work, however, this album is less gritty. It is rather smooth and sweet, sound-wise. Lyrically that is not so much the case.

Sunburn can be listened to at any time, really. It's a good album to put on, because it doesn't require external mood enchancers.


  1. Wow, This is great. Love Blake Babies. Thanks for your time and effort.

  2. Thank you for this! I just started listening to the band. I had only started listening to them, since I was as unaware as probably a kid would be, being born many years after their early set of records.