Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Tame Impala

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: Tame Impala

What: Currents

When: July 2015

Where: Interscope

Why: I was completely and totally obsessed with the unreal, out there mind melt of Lonerism, the previous Tame Impala record. So it stands to reason I was expecting a lot from the technicolor time warp psych contortionist Kevin Parker. And I got it. This record takes a rather different road than did its predecessor, sounding incredibly glossy and pitch perfect to the letter, but the mind expanding quotient is just as high. It's a simply glorious listen.   

My very favorite jam: "Let It Happen" as well as "The Moment" and also "The Less I Know The Better" and "Disciples" and "Love/Paranoia"




[posted 5.28.16]

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