top ten – dimples

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Duos often sound like they are lacking some necessary element of their sound, but this isn’t a problem at all for Washington’s dimples. The simplicity accents their dry songs perfectly. Ian Judd’s vocals are calming but also indifferent. The group’s usage of harmonies is very rudimentary, but this just further adds to the unadorned vibe that dimples produce. “Top Ten” is a very simple two minute track that is extremely fun. The drum tone, while being parched, is extremely powerful and acts as a backbone for the track. The mundane vocal melody manages to be absorbing, and the guitar track sits perfectly in the middle of the mix. “Top Ten” has a striking resemblance to  Times New Viking, but this is in no way a bad thing. Everything about dimples is charming and enjoyable, and hopefully more from them will become available soon.

top ten – dimples