“Lafaye” – School Of Seven Bells

(Administrative note: the countdown will continue over the weekend, so check back Saturday and Sunday for songs #15 and #14.)

I’ve always enjoyed sub-genres like Dream Pop and Shoegaze. Noisy, atmospheric realms where lyrics are often difficult to discern, but where you can close your eyes and completely disappear inside the soundscape.

School Of Seven Bells’ Ghostory was my favorite Dream Pop album of the year. It is loaded with tracks that build and crest and swirl around you, each topped with Alejandra Deheza’s heavenly vocals.

I don’t know if this is the best song on Ghostory. But it is the most perfect. It doesn’t push the musical boundaries the way some of their other songs do, but that chorus is lush and gorgeous and inescapable.