Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #22: Generationals

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: Generationals

WHAT: Alix

WHEN: September 2014

WHERE: Polyvinyl

WHY: By now, Generationals are in the category of reliably awesome. Over the years they've tweaked and perfected their tried and true Big Easy smooth jams into effortlessly digable, slinky good time indie pop nuggets. Alix is a perfect warm weather record, both incredibly cool and incredibly hard to resist.       

My jams: "Black Lemon," "Gold Silver Diamond," Reviver," "It Took a Minute," Reading Signs," Charlemagne," "Heart In Two," "Would You Want Me"





[posted 5.5.15]

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