The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #53 - Yuck

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: Yuck

WHAT: Glow and Behold

WHEN: October 2013

WHERE: Fat Possum

WHY: It's not every band that can survive the loss of a lead singer, but that's just what happened to Yuck before recording sophomore record Glow and Behold. And listening to the record for the first time, it was apparent something was different. Mind you, I'm not saying this isn't a good record (obviously, otherwise it wouldn't have made my list). I quite like Glow and Behold. But it's different. It's not the pure 90s-worshipping sludge of the self-titled release from a couple years back, and the band sounds decidedly more English this time around. But the fuzz is still fierce at times, and several songs sparkle. It's more of a grower than the immediately gratifying Yuck was, but in time you just might find yourself warming to Glow and Behold

MY JAMS: “Out Of Time” “Memorial Fields” “Middle Sea” “Somewhere” “Nothing New”

[posted 2.8.14]


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