Track: Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control

Artist: Tame Impala

Album: Lonerism

Tame Impala’s Lonerism is what I hope is another completely obvious choice. Like their previous efforts, Lonerism is a somewhat psychadelic rock/pop affair, but that’s oversimplifying to the point of misleading. The best description of this sound came from Pitchfork of all places, stating it sounds “like someone trapped John Lennon’s vocal take from “A Day in the Life” in a jar and taught it to sing new songs”. Considering that ‘A Day in the Life’ is certafiably one of the most beautiful things on this planet, it’s high praise. The album’s title is a big clue as to themes Kevin Parker explores on this album, themes that definitely speak to where my life has been recently. This hasn’t just been an album to me: it has been a soundtrack.

I could have chosen almost any song of this album to show it off, but this track particularly stands out as a microcosm of what Lonerism has to offer: stunningly beautiful resignation.

Track: Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?

Artist: Tame Impala

Album: Innerspeaker

Really, really good acid-rock. If you didn’t jump on it last month when it came out, do it now.