Favorite music from 2013 (4 of 6)
Album: The Terror – The Flaming Lips
Like a throwback to atmospheric Soft Bulletin territory. The tunes are good for chill out purposes, but a bit difficult to tell apart. Some critics will applaud that it has the feel of a complete album, others will complain it lacks variation. The lyrics have an inaudible dreamy sound. Is there any significance or prank in the album released April 1st?
Be Free A Way
Try To Explain
Butterfly How Long It Takes To Die
Album: Muchacho – Phosphorescent
For me, among the most haunting new tracks of 2013 so far, with emotional vulnerability.
Song for Zula
Album: Ghost On Ghost - Iron and Wine
The lyrics are ok, and the music pleasant enough, but unfortunately the album is unmemorable.
The Desert Babbler
Album: Walkin on a Pretty Daze - Kurt Vile
Still growing on me, not sure if as powerful as his 2011 album. A few tunes I liked:
Was All Talk
Never Run Away
Album: The Deserters - Rachel Zeffira
Thanks Josh for the recommendation!
Here On In
Album: Pale Green Ghosts – John Grant
Sounds more like a 90s album than contemporary. His vocals and lyrics remind me of The Divine Comedy. Pretty melancholy if that appeals to you, apart from upbeat track Sensitive New Age Guy.
Pale Green Ghosts
Sensitive New Age Guy
Album: Mosquito - Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
Probably the coolest album cover of the year so far? Thanks Steven for suggesting.
Under The Earth
5 of 6 will include: Phoenix, Young Galaxy, Major Lazer, Daft Punk, Daughn Gibson, and Anaïs Mitchell
Agree or disagree with the track selections? Feel free to comment on any aspect of this list.