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Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

“I like that album” – Colin Wessman. Is it weird when one of your favorite songs of the year is on an album you otherwise don’t really care about? Not that I think Waxahatchee’s sophomore effort is bad, it’s an interesting, introspective, sort of punk-ish album with a cool, barebones sound. And it’s received a fair amount of praise, going as far as to be called the seventh best album of the year by The AV Club. I wouldn’t call a single song on Cerulean Salt bad, but the album just doesn’t quite hook me in. Except for “Coast to Coast,” a one minute, 45 second joyride that requires only a single listen to take over my brain for a whole day. I don’t know why I like it so much. I don’t know why other, similar songs on this album don’t hit me in the same way. All I know is I really like that one song. You should check it out. It’s really short.