Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #19: Interpol

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: Interpol

WHAT: El Pintor

WHEN: September 2014

WHERE: Matador

WHY: Oh, Interpol. You and your anagrams. I verily approve. Interpol's El Pintor made me so very happy, as it's filled with the darkly sexy, wiry decadence that got me hooked on Interpol all those years ago. They didn't quite turn the clock back all the way, but at its' best this record shows just what the New Yorkers can do, though some of us didn't really need all that much convincing. 

My jams: "All The Rage Back Home," "My Desire," "Anywhere," "Same Town, New Story," "My Blue Supreme," "Everything Is Wrong," "Breaker 1," "Ancient Ways," "Tidal Wave"






[posted 5.10.15]

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