NoParticularOrder: 25 Albums to Check Out
Article by Rob Leonard
Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Slated to be one of the more memorable albums of the year, Ivy Tripp belongs to everyone but belongs to no one. We’ve all felt the extremely detailed feelings that Katie Crutchfield puts on display – relatively straight forward songwriting but the minimalist appeal is what allows the unavoidable spaces to highlight Crutchfield’s “over-it” semi-anxious lyricism.
Notables: “Breathless” and “Stale by Noon”
Free Clinic – Wait it Out
Wilmington’s own Free Clinic is a brash and energetic blend of riffy pop – at times surfy and other instances you might hear a bit of The Strokes, the opening to “Off My Rocker” is a perfect example. Mildly self-deprecating and under appreciated these sounds remind you that the garage is still the best place to piece together tunes.
Notables: “Better” and “Sappy Talk”
We gave you our First Half of 2014 Albums to Check Out back in June and here is a follow up for the comparable second half of the year. As you immerse yourself in year-end lists, take a chance to review some albums that may have gone less noticed and check out some stuff that we enjoyed. Make sure to check back on Friday, December 19th, 2014 for our Top Ten Albums of the Year.
25. Generationals Alix
24. Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers
23. Modern Vices Modern Vices
Every once in awhile your friends will do awesome things and when they do awesome things you want to take part in it no matter how small your contribution. From ET Anderson’s Et tu, ______? a list of songs ranked from Best to Slightly Less Best.
1. Acid Earlier/love thy neighbor
2. It’s Not The Same
3. I Do Not Mind
4. It Don’t Even
5. i’m gross
7. Things You’d Do
Download the album here and check them out November 21st at New Brookland Tavern