By the end of every year there are traditionally the end-of-the-year-best-of lists of all these great music blogs around in the World Wide Web. These are the best way to see what I missed through the year. And every year I am surprised to find a gem in these lists.
In 2013 one particular record surprised me a lot: Attic Lights - Super De Luxe.
Attic Lights are from Glasgow, Scotland. Five years after their debut Friday Night Lights (2008) they released Super De Luxe in 2013.
From the fulminant first track (Say You Love Me) to the final one (Gabrielle) Super De Luxe is a very coherent record. After several listens there is no bad or mediocre song on it.
It's power pop in perfection.
If you like Fountains of Wayne, Farrah or Nada Surf, you should give it a listen.
Highlights: Future Bound, Say You Love Me, Gabrielle