Peter’s grandfather regularly remarks that he believes music continues to get better and better. Peter has to agree.
Peter liked a lot of things in 2010. Mostly he liked the music. let me count the reasons:
I don’t feel complete unless I’ve compiled a list ranking my favorite music of the year (too many NYEs spent up late listening to the top 100 countdown on the headphones.) So, here goes:
Wild Beasts sound stunning in the confines of the cellar chez Juan. That drummer! That bongo!
I realize this band’s vocals are not going to jive with most people’s tastes, but I love them. And the musicianship and songcraft is even better. The elements that might’ve come across as most strange or challenging on their album seem to negated and improved upon in this live session for Daytrotter.
I highly recommend The Devil’s Crayon if you only listen to one song: