Destroyer // “Kaputt” : 2011.01.25 : Merge
genre soft glam pop
sounds like ice skating at night. sipping vodka under a streetlight. Tonal rainbows in the mists of Avalon. Shafts of sunrise dragging across the interior of a Concord.
notes an evolution of the tones and textures and songs on his beloved Your Blues.
verdict possibly best Destroyer album; potentially the album of 2011.
Peter doesn’t just like Destroyer. Peter reveres him. This album has taken that reverance to a stratospheric new height.
Don’t get fooled by the first 45 seconds. Or the next 90 seconds. In fact, just don’t get fooled by anything.
These are albums I love listening to from beginning to end and have a magical appeal no matter the time, place or mood. These are not necessarily the albums I respect the most. In other words: this is a list of what I consider to be my favorite albums—but not, in all cases, what I consider to be the best albums. I’ve listed them in chronological order of discovery (I guess I didn’t discover anything good during college years: 1995-1998.)