MARK’S ROM STAFF PICK OF THE YEAR 2020
2020 was another great year for albums and special mentions have to go to Caribou, Chromatics, Tim Koh, Kelly Lee Owens, plus amazing compilations Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 and Sex: Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die, but have to give my Album of the Year vote to HINDS ‘THE PRETTIEST CURSE’
An album 2 parts Indie pop joy, 1 part girls just having fun, and 1 part unadulterated Garage Rock, it is a joy from start to finish, and single ‘Good Bad Times’ is near on perfection. ‘The Prettiest Curse’ has soundtracked my ‘Lockdown’ year perfectly, with its pure energy and uplifting nature. Thank you Hinds!
Check it out if you haven’t already!