After vacillating for days between whether or not Gypsy & The Cat’s debut album would be my #1 or #2 album of 2010, I have decided to give them the #2 spot..However, if I were making a list of albums that I think my readers would love the most, I would’ve made ‘Gilgamesh’ the Album of the Year. This album has become such a big part of my life that I feel guilty having relegated it to the #2 spot on my countdown.
It was a very close call mostly because I think this album is the best debut album by a band in years and I wholeheartedly mean that. Gypsy & The Cat are a London based Australian DJ duo whose sound is equal parts Fleetwood Mac and Beach Boys, but still very much their own. They are somehow able to sound derivative and original at the same time. However, what I think I appreciate the most about Gilgamesh, is the albums ability to allow one to daydream at any given moment during the 24 hours in a day..I can wake up and play the album to start my day just as easily as I can listen to it before I go to bed.
The album crosses through many genres, but always stays nice and comfy in a place where pop, rock, electronic music, and country collide. How often can you really say that about any album? Bands work for years and years to achieve what Gypsy & The Cat have done on their first album. Please, please, please buy this album and see for yourself. I promise that just about each and every one of you that decides to take the plunge and buy ‘Gilgamesh’ will have it on repeat for months. I know I have. Check out the cute video below for lead single, Time To Wander.