Monday, May 18, 2015

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #1c: Cult of Dom Keller

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: Cult of Dom Keller

WHAT: The Second Bardo

WHEN: March 2014

WHERE: Cardinal Fuzz

WHY: The Second Bardo's spot at the top was assured from the moment I set ears on it early last year. For the second time, I was powerless to resist the noisy, sprawling psych mess made by my favorite Cult. The nine songs here are delightfully overpowering, filled with unforgiving waves of sheer howling noise (and even when they're in a slower tempo, these songs don't let up). The Cult of Dom Keller is probably my favorite English psych band right about now, and after listening to The Second Bardo they might become yours. Crucial listening for one and all. 

My jams: All of 'em




[posted 5.18.15]

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