14- WARPAINT: "Warpaint"
Number 14 for the year is the self-titled sophomore release by L.A. based band, WARPAINT. I don't know too much about this all female band, other than the fact that this album was released exactly a decade after they were formed. After a couple E.P. releases, they finally released their first album in 2010.
The ladies of Warpaint have been compared to Cocteau Twins, Joni Mitchell and Siouxisie & The Banshees, all artists for which I have a deep respect. I discovered this album (and band, for that matter), while shopping at our favorite local independent record store. After hearing rave reviews from one of our favorite clerks, we gave it a shot...and I was not disappointed. I find this album to be solid from start to finish, one that actually leaves me wishing there were more music to be heard. While I do need to find myself in a particular mood to fully enjoy this, when that mood hits... it satisfies.
Why don't you indulge yourselves in some Warpaint... you will enjoy it.
Well... okay... a few of you will. The rest of you probably won't.
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