Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Gwenno

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: Gwennno

What: Y Dydd Olaf

When: August 2015

Where: PIAS

Why: Having been a Pipettes fan, I was inherently going to gravitate towards Gwenno's record. However, her evolution from hipster pop strumpet to Welsh language dance slink indie pop was more impressive than I was expecting. With a candied sugar purr and retro Euro beats, it turns out that Y Dydd Olaf is a rather excellent record. And with a message, too, these are no mere glossy pop songs. 

My very favorite jam: "Patriarchaeth" and "Golau Arall" and "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki" - dead heat




[posted 5.3.16]

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