Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #42: Literature

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: Literature

WHAT: Chorus

WHEN: August 2014

WHERE: Slumberland

WHY: Effervescent, gorgeously fizzy, clever dream pop from Philly? Good gosh almighty, yes! Literature keeps it warm and fuzzy on Chorus, deftly crafting icy cool, enchanting pop gems ever so studiously. Short and sweet, the songs on Chorus hit it out of the park. Easily mistaken for vintage 80s Brits (or perhaps Kiwis), Literature is well worth curling up with.

My jams: “The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything," "The English Softhearts," "Blasé," "Court/Date," "Chorus," "Jimmy," "Dance Shoes," "Kites"







[posted 4.11.15]

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