The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #37 - The Irrepressibles

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: The Irrepressibles


WHEN: October 2012 (UK)

WHERE: Of Naked Design

WHY: When I first stumbled upon The Irrepressibles, I was tremendously impressed with the Jamie McDermott-led outfit and the eccentricities of their baroque, glam rock-meets-chamber pop with a dash of camp. A few years later, and the above qualities are all present and accounted for, just done up with a perfectly-produced gloss, and the occasional inclination to get a little dancey. Latest output NUDE is luscious, full of theatrics and sweeping gestures, made startlingly lovely with McDermott's breathy, distinctive vocals. Grandiose and delightfully over the top, the band is in full stride, and with a bit more accessibility in the record, there's never been a better time to give NUDE a listen.

MY JAMS: "Pale Sweet Healing" "To Be" "Ship"


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