2/7/16: Beyonce, Zayn

@@@ Beyonce: Formation (Not sure, 2016).  It’s Super Bowl Sunday bitches and one of our nation’s most manipulative artists has popped a single the day before. I like the schproing sample and I like the deep bass, but not surprisingly it’s mostly a tune about Beyonce cuz she slays, and she might be the next Bill Gates.  In a typical mainstream music/marketing move the politics are mentioned but to my ears it doesn’t make much if any sense.  I read before peeping this banger that it was about police brutality and some of the video is certainly about that, but the lyrics are about Beyonce.  And while it’s not worth the waste of time sorting out what this is about to hear her close the tune with the line ‘the best revenge is your paper’ really doesn’t convince me that Beyonce gives a fuck about anything but Beyonce.  What does that logic say about the millions of black folks who live in poverty without health care?  It means Beyonce don’t give a fuck cuz you ain’t got no paper so you got no juice and no revenge.

@@@ Zayn: Pillowtalk (RCA, 2016).  One more single before I boycott the Super Bowl.  This whitey cheddar pop makes Beyonce look good.  Chainsaw synths, K-Mart club beats, and this white boy is super dramatical primo deluxe.  The production is awful, the singing is awful, the lyrics are awful.  They spent a lot of money polishing and shining this turd, but please listen only if you have a strong immune system and are currently not suffering any sort of mental disorder.

YTD recordings listened to: 127
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 68
Not good music: 52

Honorable Mentions: 3
Buys: 2

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Debruit, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Dawn Richard, Mastery, Leviathan, Xibalba, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Akitsa,  Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Reverend Peyton, Living Hell

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