So I love dance/house/electronic/synth-pop type musics. Just let’s get that out there. I’m also quite fond of Jeph Jacques’ Questionable Content webcomic. Every year he blogs about his Top 10 albums of the year. We seem to have pretty similar tastes in music, so I can generally assume that I’m going to like the things he likes. This year’s article (found HERE) was no different. I downloaded his ‘Top album of the year’, and just fell head over heels in love.

It’s Grum’s Heartbeats. The Jeph’s review is short but passionate. Since I’m such a fan of Daft Punk, I figured I’d give it a listen. I haven’t been able to stop listening since. It’s like taking a time machine designed in the near future and taking it back to 1986. If you’re at ALL into dancy/poppy/discoy/synthy stuff, you’re going to want this album. It’s just about perfect. I don’t hear any throwaway tracks on it and it’s pretty much the perfect soundtrack to anything you could want to do in life (except the sad stuff, this album doesn’t have time for sad. Even the downtempo tracks are pretty upbeat.) It just reminds me of a time when Hall & Oates, Prince and Phil Collins were all you would need for a good time. The stand-out track for me is ‘Turn It Up’ (which you can listen to HERE if you don’t want to commit to downloading a whole album to see if you’d like it.) Oh and by the way, click on the album name up there if you haven’t already.

When I went looking around for information about this Grum character (he’s a dude from the UK) I read that this album has been compared to Daft Punk’s Discovery and Mylo’s Destroy Rock and Roll. I had never heard the second one but since I like Discovery and Heartbeats so much, I sought it out and grabbed it. Was not disappointed. I’d say give Heartbeats a listen and if you dig it, grab THIS.

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