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On the shortlist of Prettiest Songs Ever Recorded, Indie-Pop Division, “Ocean Blue” in and of itself justified The Primitives calling their debut Lovely. On a record that’s full of short sharp shocks, the lazy hazy vibe of “Ocean Blue” — and the epic length of 3:25! — made it a complete outlier.
And of course, on a record like Lovely, there’s always the danger that the slow epic is going to drag the whole record to a halt, but by making “Ocean Blue” the next to last song, they not only didn’t drag it down, they also pointed the way to their next record, Pure, which would be much slower and weirder.