Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #44 - Generationals

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: Generationals

WHAT: Heza

WHEN: April 2013

WHERE: Polyvinyl

WHY: There’s an exuberance to the music of Generationals, a wonderful, joyful lightness. It’s something you almost can’t put your finger on, but it’s there, all over their Heza lp. To me, it’s the sound of a road trip though Southern backroads, windows down and hot breezes blowing against bright blue skies. The Louisiana boys capture the light-filled sultriness of summer and pour it into their music, and the result is album that’s lively and punchy and one heck of a good time.

MY JAMS: “Spinoza” “Say When” “Put A Light On” “I Never Know” “I Used To Let You Get To Me” “Durga II”







[posted 2.25.14]


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