Classics that expand on the originals. Another coffee Stout, sure, but take the impeccable Stone IRS and add espresso at the hands of Stone and you have pure gold. I am not ashamed to admit I like Josh Ritter and The Beast in its Tracks is a return to form. Classic Josh Ritter songs from a great songwriter.
Fruits of their labor. The (512) FIVE Imperial Stout was the perfect culmination of their past 5 years. It was deep and rich with layers of complex flavors. Afraid of Heights shows Wavves ever increasing songwriting prowess as it pushes his skills further into well crafted garage & indie rock gems. This album kicks ass and has stayed in rotation on my playlists since its release.
Comfortable. The Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #13 was a Belgian Quad that was expertly done. It hit all the right notes and is like putting on a good pair of slippers. There is something about a Telekinesis album that sounds familiarly nostalgic for me. While he experimented more with his sound on Dormarion it’s still a perfect fit for my ears. Now I just need to put on my robe and slippers, crank Dormarion up to 11 and sip my Belgian Quad while I bob my head.Outrageously sophisticated. 3Beans was a phenomenal brew that pulled together the coffee, cocoa & romano beans expertly. Monomania was Deerhunters return to punky garage rock that sounds divisively different than their previous effort, but with all the well-thought out and deliberate moves underneath the noise. Both were well done and well executed.
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