Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Best Albums Of 2009 #18

Asobi Seksu-Hush

I, for one, have really enjoyed the resurgence of shoegaze and dreampop in popular music the past few years. Asobi Seksu are a band that has sort of veered between the two genres willy-nilly. Their latest, Hush, is a little bit more in the dreampop department, evoking the criminally underrated British group Lush. Hush is a great rainy-day album; something you can put on, curl up by the space heater, and doze to. Very few bands could take pleasure in something like that; a listener falling asleep to your album. But for a dreampop group, it’s high praise indeed.

1 comment:

  1. Me and Mary is one of my iPod's favorite songs. That and Slowdive's "Alison" appear on every Genius list, whether they make sense or not.