Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: CHAMPS

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: CHAMPS

What: Vamala

When: March 2015

Where: PIAS

Why: CHAMPS had me at hello, essentially. The first time I heard lead track "Desire," I was well and truly hooked. It was immediate. Vamala sees the English brothers wear their collective heart on their sleeve as they wind their way between lively, luscious beat-driven songs and softer, tenderly played numbers with gentle strummery. And their voices melt together in harmonies that might just knock your socks off. A lovely record, perfect for the lovelorn and loved-up alike. 

My very favorite jam: "3000 Miles"



[posted 4.24.16]

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