Ghost Wave, Ages (2013)
I’ve already reviewed this album, here – gave it a good notice too, I reckon. And I like it. I’ve returned to the album a few times, not one of the absolute greats of the year but it’s been an astonishingly good year for music. And this is dependable. It references all those great Flying Nun sounds and Flying Nun-sounding bands – more so the ones from the second and third waves, mid-90s stuff, but it never feels like a total have; a rip. Anyway, I was pleased to find this on the doorstep the other day – the LP – and I’ve played it three times in the last 24 hours. Because it’s just so easy to dig – you put it on and it’s good. And that’s a good thing. I am not sure if this band is well liked or not. Frankly, I don’t care about that. I never do. If they have heaps of fans, great. If they don’t, that’s also fine. I like what I heard. Enough to want to have this in the collection for now. And I’m grateful to have the LP. It’s good enough to my ear and good enough for my ears. So there.
Sample Track: Mountains
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