Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Moon Duo

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: Moon Duo

What: Shadow of The Sun

When: March 2015

Where: Sacred Bones

Why: If you love Wooden Shjips, it almost follows that you love Moon Duo. That logic certainly holds true for yours truly. The duo behind Moon Duo, including the creator of Wooden Shjips Ripley Johnson, keep things brisk and mesmeric, thick swirls of synth and haunting vocals taking things to the brink, while also inserting slow motion dirges.   

My very favorite jam: "Free The Skull" and also "Zero" and of course "In A Cloud" and then there's "Ice" and also "Animal" 




[posted 5.10.16]

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