The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #6: Temples

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: Temples

WHAT: Sun Structures

WHEN: February 2014

WHERE: Fat Possum

WHY: This one, ladies and gents, was preordained to be on my list. I've been keeping an eye on Temples for a while now, and the emergence of Sun Structures from over the water was a happy time indeed. These English psychsmiths look the part, and more than sound like one of the new guard of modern psych rock. While they do nod to the past at times, the cosmos Temples inhabits knows neither time nor place. These songs are a little bit of everything, the more sounds the merrier. Surely the appeal of Sun Structures knows no bounds. 

My jams: "Shelter Song," "Sun Structures," "The Golden Throne," "Keep In The Dark," "Mesmerise," "Colours To Life," "A Question Isn't Answered," "The Guesser," "Test Of Time," "Fragment's Light"

[posted 5.14.15]


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