@@@ G-Dot: Fake news (N/A, 2017) Some political minded hip hop I got to after an email from a hip hop promo outfit. An excellent guitar part with an uptempo rhyming style from the MC. As one would expect from a tune called Fake News, the President Cheeto-In-Chief makes an appearance in the track. Excellent funky sounds, good rhymes, and a great idea for a track. Check it out.
@@@ Late Sea: Hunter (N/A, 2017) Somewhat art school-proggy-indie I got to via a publicist email. It’s got a little Radiohead and a little Yes up in there. It also has some sci-fi movie vibes sprinkled up in there with an arpeggiated synth. I like portions of the arrangment — the drums are done well and the trumpet that moves across the stereo field. I’m agnostic on the arpeggiated synth and the singer, eh. He’s very serious, I have a tough time with serious singers. If this sounds like a formula that works for you then have at it.
@@@ Angel Olsen: Special (Jagjaguwar, 2018) I’ve been seeing this indie artist sprinkled across the interwebz so I thought I would peep some. It’s what I do. I’m getting Velvet Underground vibes from the guitar and a little hippie psychedelic era off the vocals. It’s sedated music, that’s for sure, oxy or xanax take your pick, this is America!!! We got pills for everything yo and people are into it. I don’t think I’m going to make it through this 7+ minute monster shot. She’s starting to rock but I’m afraid I’ve been lulled into Snoozyland by the tune here. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you need to have some cough syrup, or weed, or oxy to make it through this track. It’s not special unless you’re high on something, much like America.
YTD recordings listened to: 44
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 24
Not good music: 19
Honorable Mentions: 0
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