Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Gaz Coombes

I am forever running late. While it may not be a part of my charm, I would refer you to the old saying about better late than never. In any case, after probably way too much thought, I finally settled upon my favorite 50 records from the year that was 2015. I'm also mixing it up a little this year, y'all. Instead of ranking every record, I'm giving you my picks in alphabetical order, saving my number one, very favorite record of the year for last. So sit back, relax, and refresh your memory of last year's best with a group of records that I hope will tickle your fancy.

Who: Gaz Coombes

What: Matador

When: January 2015

Where: Hot Fruit Recordings

Why: If you've ever been sad about the disbanding of the amazing Supergrass, I certainly hope you've followed Gaz Coombes on his solo journey. Coombes has grown up since those "Caught by the Fuzz" days, but Matador is still full of boundless energy. The Oxford lad is impressive all the way through this record, crooning in his way with solid lyrics and lush instrumentation. A record you really should listen to. Many times over.  

My very favorite jam: "Seven Walls" but also "20/20"




[posted 4.26.16]

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