“He’s mashed, I’m mashed, we’re mashed.”
“Dum Surfer” immediately stood out on King Krule’s new album “The Ooz.” The track is a grimy, jazz-inflected bit of British lad culture, and the video perfectly sells this dirty sweat-soaked atmosphere. While Krule, formerly known as Zoo Kid, is a tough guy to pin down musically, this track seems to work well as a thesis statement; musically dense and complex, yet lyrically plainspoken.
Are these the best songs of 2017? Probably not. But in another sense, definitely yes. These are some songs that really made an impression on me for a variety of reasons. I hope you enjoy them. -pocoGRANDES