This journal has been overdue for about 2 weeks, during that time there was a bit of a technological breakdown and a tragic loss of many scrobbles. I won't get into details because i might breakdown. What's left to do but focus on the positive good music that has surfaced during this first half of the year.
As always, albums sorted in exciting countdown style, by average plays.
Average plays = total album plays / number of tracks
6. Grizzly Bear
Played 161 times – averaged 14 plays per track
What's to be said? This album has a bigger and confident feeling than Yellow House, something you'd expect after about a 3 year gap. Yet it still sounds intimate, like it was recorded in a basement studio somewhere, while a downpour was happening outside, and very little lighting was making it through those tiny half windows. Maybe an empty bathroom was involved
, don't know for sure. All I know is that I'm expecting this to be in my Top 5, come the end of the year countdown.