Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #41 - Running

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 2013 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 have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of 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. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason or another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Running

WHAT: Vaguely Ethnic

WHEN: August 2013

WHERE: Castle Face

WHY: Sometimes you just need a little Running in your life. They snarl, they riff, they rage. With no-nonsense, crushing ferocity, Running’s Vaguely Ethnic gleefully melts eardrums hither and thither and back again. There’s plenty of substance to this record, in addition to all of that beautiful noise (though there’s plenty of that to be had). It’s one of those records that might just give you the distinct pleasure of feeling both like a badass and a music snob listening to. An album to be played frequently, and at maximum volume, glares from neighbors notwithstanding.

MY JAMS: “Thanks For The Input” “Wanna Weekend” “Why Can’t You Be In Running “Controversial PR” “Raven’s Ca$h” “Employment Vow”







[posted 2.25.14]


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