Best Albums Of 2012 – #23: How To Dress Well – Total Loss

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Two years after his debut album Love Remains, Tom Krell aka How to Dress Well has come back with one of the most intimate albums of 2012. This little gem is the heartbreaking outcome of years of pain for Krell: the loss of his uncle and his best friend and the subsequent struggle with depression are all experiences that are tangibly reflected in Total Loss.

The pop and R&B influences are still there, but the sound is less lo-fi, much smoother, and Krell’s voice is high and crystalline in the falsetto parts. Total Loss is a beautiful piece of art and a psychological journey from sorrow to rebirth.

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