Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chvrches - The Bones of What We Believe (2013)
Quite simply, this is the best pop record of 2013. Brilliantly mixing dreampop with 80's style synthpop, this record is equal parts beautiful and catchy. Lauren Mayberry's vocals are simply to die for and are really the centerpiece of the album. There's really not much else to say other than this is an incredibly fun and joyful album. And there's variety too in case you were thinking this was a one-dimensional, generic pop album (i.e. contrast the insanely catchy "The Mother We Share" with the reflective, experimental "You Caught the Light"). Indeed, it's quite clear that this is far from the generic pop we hear on the radio. It's something ambitious, bold and downright charming. Do yourself a huge favor and check this out if you haven't already.

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