As we're counting the days, hours and minutes till New Year's, let's take a moment and look back on the year that I consider to be a great one when it comes to music. Without further ado, here they are: 1. Who: Zella Day What: Kicker (Zella Day’s debut studio album) Where: Pinetop Records, Hollywood Records When: June 2, 2015 Why: “Sweet Ophelia” is the first song I heard by Zella and since then I’ve loved every single she released, therefore you might assume that I had some pretty high expectations when it comes to her debut studio album. I’m happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Kicker is every bit magical, trippy, seductive and dreamy as I hoped it would be. The guitars, string arrangements, electronic elements, stripped down ballads, impeccable lyricism – Kicker has it all. Zella Day’s style can be summed up in three words, “Spaghetti Western Pop.”
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Dopamine Studio Album Cover" by BØRNS. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia. After getting a taste of Candy EP, I had very high expectations for Dopamine and I am pleased to say that I wasn’t disappointed at all. In fact, I wouldn’t give it five stars if I could, because I believe it deserves a galaxy. BØRNS you are the king of celestial pop.