Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE FASHIONABLY LATE TOP 60 OF 2013: #47 - SPECTRALS

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: Spectrals

WHAT: Sob Story

WHEN: June 2013

WHERE: Slumberland

WHY: The more I listen to Spectrals, the more I kinda sorta love Spectrals. Second record Sob Story (on the splendiforous Slumberland) is a thing of beauty, filled with off-kilter, oft lovelorn indie nuggets with a decidedly pop tilt, definitely a little reminiscent of Elvis Costello et. al. More than a little infectious, these charming songs are hard not to love. 

MY JAMS: "Let Me Cave In" "Sob Story" "Milky Way" "Limousine" "Something To Cry About" "Keep Your Magic"







[posted 2.23.14]


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