Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Lonely Wild - The Sun as it Comes

This entire album feels like a sonic explosion occurred in the middle of a Western.  Quite a few songs start sparse, only to grow into something massive by the time it's over.  There are times I can swear I'm listening to an updated take on a Morricone soundtrack.
This is the sound of the sky falling around two grizzled gunfighters.

This one didn't hit me immediately.  It took me a few listens to really fall in love.  But now I can't stop listening to it.  At the end of the year, I'd be shocked if this didn't end up in my top 5 albums of the year.

Favorite track: "Buried in the Murder"
Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

She & Him - Volume 3

Another beautiful slice of upbeat, shimmering, 60s pop goodness.  I like to throw this on, sit out on the patio and drink.

Favorite track: "I Could've Been Your Girl"
Rating: 4/5