Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Sauna Youth

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: Sauna Youth

What: Distractions

When: September 2015

Where: Upset The Rhythm

Why: A true gem of a record, Distractions is filled with the wiry, restless sonic antics of young England. An abundance of chunky riffs and just the right amount of abrasion in these perfunctory ditties will keep this on heavy rotation, as does the underlying (and irresistible) catchiness of the songs.  

My very favorite jam: "New Fear" and "Modern Living" and "Abstract Notions" and "Try To Leave" and "Creeping"




[posted 5.24.15]

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