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04-06-2014 // Must-Have of the Month: Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye

The new Must-Have of the Month record is not just a Must-Hear and Must-Have, it is also one of the Finest Records of 2014. The new Must-Have format (although that sounds pretentious as fuck) is me asking you kindly to take an hour of your busy day and sit down with this record. At least once this month, as it is my personal suggestion should you decide on buying just one record this month. I guarantee you, you'll want this.

A Long Goodbye is the best thing that happened to music since Grandaddy and the Fleet Foxes. Huge shoes to fill, but Busman's Holiday make it sound so easy to be great. They tell great little stories of everyday life and connect 2 songs together with the storyline, despite both songs having a completely different sound. On the vinyl version even better displayed by ending side A with "Alone" and kicking off side B with "Not Alone". The stories are definately connected, but the songs are completely different, yet equally addictive.

Because the main theme on this record is addiction. Not in a bad form, but in the best possible form I've heard in ages. The record itself is the addiction. Each song is a beauty of its own, but in the end, this album is definately best heard from start to finish. While doing the dishes, or laundry, or cleaning your pet's litter box. Or just doing nothing. The lyrics hit me the hardest when I was sitting by the water recently, looking at the calm water, the birds fighting over a dead fish and Lewis and Addison Rogers crafting their brilliant songs. The music easily takes me away from whatever I'm doing at any given time. I've already decided not to play this record while I'm having a date over at my place, I might end up ignoring her..

This album was love at first sight, and the more time we've spent together, the stronger the love has gotten. Give it a spin, maybe a few more, but you'll eventually fall in love with it. I guarantee it.

Beautiful. Fucking. Record.

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