3/23/16: Iggy Azalea, Yuck, Kooley High

@@@ Iggy Azalea: Team (Not sure, 2016).  White girl, potty mouthed Iggy Azalea is attempting a comeback so let’s slap this down and make her go away.  This is a bombastic, non-funky electro fake sexy biscuit.  Sound arranged in an unfocused wanker manner and is she trying to sound black?  Methinks yo.  The chorus is especially stinky — the lyrics are kinda sad, she’s the only person on her team, which is a response to her recent travails.  Iggy got beef all around town — LGBT beef, fellow rappers beef, she hates the Twatter beef.  I’m sure the Iggy could be quite a nice person but she caught in an awful mean business fulla haters, naimsayin’?  I think Iggy needs to take a little more of a break, give us a rest from the Iggy so we start to miss here maybe take some rhyming classes and pump those lyrics into shape and then step back in front of the mic and drop some knowledge.  Then, and only then will she not be the only person on her team cuz I will be with you, the Iggy!  I love a good comeback and you may be a white girl from Australia mixing it up with some for real people but you can hang Iggy!  Get some new producers, tighten up yo as the ska dudes say.

@@@ Kooley High: Heights (Mecca, 2015).  Hip hop also off the CFUV weekly playlist.  Retro ’90s sound which they name check in the first tune.  It’s not a ghetto celebratory as the Wu and they have a little r&b influence with electric keyboards and more sophisticated arrangements that add to the rhyming.  I really dig this tune clipped below.

@@@ Yuck: Stranger Things (Mame, 2016).  Some retro-90’s fuzzy guitar mainstream record that I got to via the CFUV weekly email.   A piquant blend of Foo and Weezer which one might call Feezer.   The singer’s voice is fuzzed up too to get you the full fuzz show.  High energy power pop/punk/indie, y’all!

YTD recordings listened to: 285
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 157
Not good music: 108

Honorable Mentions: 5
Buys: 3

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, Matt Parker, Divanhana, Troum, Unrestrained, Carrie Rodriguez, Moken, Ghostlimb, Los Hacheros, Cruciamentum


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