Thursday, December 11

Album Of The Year #2- Lightspeed Champion: Falling Off The Lavender Bridge

. Thursday, December 11

This could have been so bad. Ex Test-Icicle Dev Hynes adopts a new moniker and departs for Omaha to record a record of folk-pop with Mike Mogis and assorted Saddle Creek members. He practically bent over and invited the critics to do their worst. However from the precipice of potential disaster came one of the most intricate and wonderful albums of the year. The songs that make up this album are instant classics, simple but dazzling sing along acoustic gems. Essentially a break up record Dev deals with the fall out of it and the moving on process with heart-aching honesty and dark introspection throughout. Emmy the Great interjects her sweet vocals against the honeyed gravel vocals of Hynes creating a harmonious sound throughout. Listening back to this so long after it came out it still sounds as fresh as when it was released. A sign of a great album.

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