It feels unusual to say this about a compilation, but Absent Fever’s Generation Y Not has become one of my favorite releases so far in 2012. Click through to listen or download.
I’ve grown particularly fond of the contributions from Dreams, who also released a quite good EP through Absent Fever last year, and an even better one this year. The sample in “Don’t Care Bout Her” ebbs and flows perfectly, giving the track an emotional arc as-of-yet unmatched in Dreams’ other work.
Caves also have a new song here, but it doesn’t touch “1993”, one of my favorite songs from 2012 so far. This was my first exposure to Honeydrip, whose gauzy, garage pop When You Dream is really promising.
Most impressive, at least as far as Generation Y Not goes, is how cohesive it is when taken as a whole. It is the most promising release from a label that has put out some surprisingly good music in the last year.blog comments powered by Disqus