Washed Out - A Dedication

A little over a year ago Washed Out released Within and Without (my review), a lush record that varied between doped out and triumphant.  It's one of those records that exposed more and more of itself to me with each listen - which is not to say that I had low expectations for it, but there just seemed to be only so much one could do with the chillwave trend of a few summers back.  Washed Out upset that expectation for me, and the album wound up on my top 11 of 2011 list.  Closing track "A Dedication" was recently set to some beautiful imagery that nicely compliment the song's melancholic nostalgia (qualities that landed it on my january mix).  It is a lovely track to end a great record, one that feels as though it rides all the highs and lows of a sticky summer, only to finish with the kind of sigh that comes from wondering where it all went.        

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