Favorite Albums of 2013 – #12: Young Galaxy

12. Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

A couple of years ago I took a chance on an album exclusively based on the cover and was rewarded with my first exposure to the current state of dream pop. Young Galaxy’s Shapeshifting was a etherial journey full of fun dreams and a couple of great pop songs. On Ultramarine, the band takes a further step in refining their sound. This time around they make the smart move of having Catherine McCandless sing leads on all ten tracks. Her voice is a perfect match for the mood and arrangement of the sound the band attempts which makes for a superior follow-up. It’s quite lovely to hear.

Favorite songs: “Pretty Boy” | “Fever” | “Sleepwalk with Me”

The entire list… so far.

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