Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2015 #25: Acid Baby Jesus

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: Acid Baby Jesus

WHAT: Selected Recordings

WHEN: Novemeber 2014

WHERE: Slovenly Recordings

WHY: We all know that Athens, GA is a hotbed of musical activity, but what about the other Athens? You know, the original one. If Acid Baby Jesus is any indication, Greece has it going on. Selected Recordings is full of heady, sludgy, mystical psych rock that blankets both the jangly end and the more experimental end of the spectrum. All told, it's a wonderfully potent clatter, just the right side of chaotic.  

My jams: "Diogenes," "Ayahuasca Blues (Unmanned Drone)," "Who's First," "Trouble Maker," "I'm Becoming a Man," "Omonia," "You & Me," "All of Your Love"  






[posted 4.28.15]

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