Best Album of 2015 To: Put On During An Introspective, Falsetto Forward Synth Bath.
First Bite: “Cause I’m A Man”
The evolution of Kevin Parker continues on Currents. He pushes the synths forward while continuing his honest introspection. Why is this Tame Impala’s highest charting release yet? The combination of a dancy-er sound introduced TI’s tunes to a broader audience while the ever-personal lyrics up the emotional ante.
Lonerism helped me through a really tough breakup. Noise cancelling headphones replaced my ex-best friend while we still lived together, despite the shredded carcass of our friendship decaying in the living room of our two bedroom apartment. After finally moving out, the fallout years that followed were my first living solo, dedicated to tuning into and turning up my innerspeaker.
Currently living a much healthier life, an older Kevin Parker dropped his third album, encouraging me to let it happen: to let the past live and pass. Yes, I’m changing. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. Hate is the shadow of love, following it around, spreading darkness, degrading color, and absorbing heat. This lush album is an identity builder and relapse forgiver. A collection that celebrates personal growth while acknowledging the consistency of our mistakes as an integral part of who we are.