Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Year in Music #4:
Local Natives - Hummingbird

It's pretty rare that an album gets better and better with each subsequent listen, but that about explains my experience with Local Natives' sophomore effort this year. When I wrote about Hummingbird in my last Frequent Spins entry, I acknowledged that I wasn't completely sold on it.

But grow on me it did...and then some. This record's combination of progressively uptempo tracks such as "Breakers," "Black Balloons" and "Wooly Mammoth," and quiet and poignant songs like "Three Months" and "Colombia" make it almost an instant classic, and make Local Natives my favorite musical discovery of 2013.

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