Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #26 - MMOSS

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: MMOSS

WHAT: Only Children

WHEN: November 2012

WHERE: Trouble In Mind

WHY: I was initiated into the wonderful world of MMOSS a couple of years ago, when they played Richmond and opened for someone who I ended up not enjoying nearly as much as them. Live, they are breathtaking. On record, they're none too shabby. Their breed of psych rock is positively intoxicating, very heady and at times the songs become sonic opiates. Only Children is triumphant, masterfully messy and full of all manner of wonderful noises. Another of those psych bands that's not afraid to record ten minute plus songs, MMOSS paints a pretty picture of psychedelic utopia with their music. Highly recommended.

MY JAMS: "Okay" "War Sux" "Hands" "Another Day"


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