The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #58: Luluc

2014 was quite a year. Not the best of years, on a personal level, but a rather good year from a music standpoint. Having given a listen to record after record after record from the year that was, I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, finding it next to impossible to whittle the list down any further beyond 60 (I tried). In this group of 60 you’ll find records from old, faithful friends, upstart newcomers, and even a headscratcher or two. You’ll probably see some records that were a Big Deal not on this list. I either didn’t bite or didn’t buy the hype. I’m pleased as punch with this list, and I hope you’ll come across something that might have otherwise passed you by. And so, without further ado, my favorite records of 2014.

WHO: Luluc

WHAT: Passerby

WHEN: July 2014

WHERE: Sub Pop

WHY: What a voice, y’all. Good heavens, what a voice. Instantly gripping, the vocals on this record are just about as mesmerizing as can be. Deep within that voice lies a wistfulness, a worldliness that has seen it all before. The songs are well-crafted and subtle and let the vocals take center stage throughout. A truly lovely record from a lovely duo.

My jams: “Small Window,” “Winter is Passing,” “Senja,” “Gold on The Leaves,” “Star”

[posted 3.10.15]


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