The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #30: Archie Bronson Outfit

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: Archie Bronson Outfit

WHAT: Wild Crush

WHEN: May 2014

WHERE: Domino

WHY: I've been a Bronsonite for a good long while now, and was over the full moon about the fact that the Archie Bronson Outfit FINALLY released another record last year. Over the years they've ventured from the initial bluesy boozy mess of debut record Fur to more experimental sonic climes, and Wild Crush sees the Bronsons making an unholy racket of many shapes and sizes. Warbling vocals, great riffs, and an unwavering penchant for kooky noises make Wild Crush a great introduction for the uninitiated into the world of England's engagingly eccentric Archie Bronson Outfit. 

My jams: “Two Doves On A Lake,” “In White Relief,” “We Are Floating,” “Lori From The Outer Reaches,” “Cluster Up and Hover,” “Glory, Sweat and Flow,” “Hunch Your Body, Love Somebody”

[posted 4.26.15]


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