Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #60 - Air Review

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: Air Review

WHAT: Low Wishes

WHEN: January 2013

WHERE: Velvet Blue Music

WHY: Dallas darlings Air Review caught my eye with Low Wishes. It's a little bit sentimental, a little bit synthy, sharp, and makes for a really nice listen. The tempos vary over the course of the record, but the strength is there throughout. My favorites tend to be the livelier of the songs, such as opening pair "Rebel" and "Young," both spirited and alive with a bit of fizz to them. "H," another favorite, is tender and full of sentiment, and really strikes a chord. All in all, a very interesting listen indeed.    

MY JAMS: "Rebel" "Young" "H" "Animal"



[posted 2.1.14]

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