Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #1e - Lower Dens

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: Lower Dens

WHAT: Nootropics

WHEN: May 2012

WHERE: Ribbon Music

WHY: I'm a staunch Lower Dens supporter, so it was only a matter of time before Nootropics popped up. It is, as expected, a beautiful record sonically. Filled to the brim with a cacophony of all manner of sounds, swelling and crashing all over the place, Nootropics is a beautiful animal, never standing still and constantly changing its' stripes. And as an aside, not to take away from the artistic merit of the record, but since I've commented on this before when it comes to Lower Dens, yes, friends, it also happens to make for some serious mood music. Trust me. 

MY JAMS: "Alphabet Song" "Stem" "Propogation" "Lamb" "Nova Anthem"

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