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tUnE-yArDs-The Real Thing; Nikki Nack: Album of the Year

Posted in Album Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Terry Scott Niebeling

I have just acquired Nikki Nack, I will go on record and say this is the best album of the year.  Real Thing has to be one of my favorite songs, as it is stuck in my head.  I liken Nikki Nack to an earlier Streets album, ironic and real; experimental, aggressive, unique, empathetic, and full of passionate, rich sound.  The melodies are enormous, and obscure, as are the lyrics.  A few listens through proves you will most likely be singing along.

On such albums I typically hit repeat and wear a song out, which I have done, but unlike other albums, I have been playing Nikki Nack from start to finish.  On the first listen I was blown away, on the second and third I was surprised at the unprecedented sound.

Dan and Hannah gave me the album, but it is worth a purchase.  Support this wonderful artist and her music.  This album is top-tier 2014 material, musically.

 

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