The Artist/Album: Various Artists, After Dark 2 (Italians Do It Better)
Why It’s Worth the Wait: Was the Chromatics album Johnny Jewel promised for years worth it when it finally dropped this past spring? Exactly. We also have four words for you, too: triple…gold…glitter…vinyl. All produced by Jewel, who revealed the following during an extensive interview: “There’s only one beat on it that I didn’t write, but I’m mixing and doing post-production on it. One of the concepts is that every track shares the same kick drum. I’m not sure if that’s possible in the end but we’ll see.”
Yes, we will; we will see.