10 Records from the Balearic Revival
When I listen to music, I immediately begin to visual it. Where does it take me? Where would I listen to it? Am I driving through the mountains? Am I cruising down the Pacific Coast? Am I sailing around a tropical island? I think that’s why Balearic music, originally inspired by the early Ibiza lifestyle of the 70s and 80s, always appealed to me. It conjures up images of a very specific time and place that makes me feel good, happy even.
And while it’s fun to reminisce about the good old days, it’s easy to forget that there’s a ton a great new music out there inspired by and paying homage to that same Balearic feeling.
Recently, Pitchfork’s Phillip Sherburne put together a great list of current tracks worth checking out. I’ve highlighted some of my favorites (the CFCF album is tops!), but you can see the full list via Pitchfork.