Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ken's Best of 2019 - #6: Hallelujah the Hills - I'm You

It's a weird feeling when you realize one of your "new" favorite bands has been around for ten years. Ten years seems to mark the decline of most bands, when they start releasing music that is a shell of what they used to, the exception being Tom Petty's masterpiece Wallflowers. Somehow, Hallelujah the Hills waited until their tenth year to release their (so far) best album, I'm You. They took their almost neo-folk meets indie rock epic sound and just amplified it. It's somehow weirder but more accessible at the same time. You get the feeling that Hallelujah the Hills have gotten completely comfortable with themselves as a band and are just going to do whatever they want from here on out. If that's the case, count us in.

And honestly, this album should probably be charting higher for me, but I'm always hesitant to add albums that came out within the past month while the shiny new sheen is still on them for me. I have a feeling I'll be revisiting this one for years to come.

Songs of note: "My Name Sounds Sinister," "Folk Music is Insane," "Born to Blow It," and "People Keep Dying (And No One Can Stop It)"

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