@@@ Young Thug: Slime Season 3 (300 Ent/Atlantic, 2016). Electro gangsta pornographic hip hop off the Apple Music front page. In this first tune, Mr. Thug receives oral service on a plane and finds himself in other similar situations with women are not going to be his wife. He’s very quick and talented on the microphone despite his objectifying attitude towards women. The productions is very good with a superlative bass bumpin’ and skittery beats. I like mostly everything about this music except the lyrics.
@@@ Becca Stevens Band: Perfect Animals (Becca Stevens/UMG, 2016). Adult alternative, female led, heavily feelings based, slightly orchestral folks rock that I got to after I saw iTunes adverting this record on the Twatter. This second tune, Imperfect Animals, has moments where it approaches a filed down PJ Harvey tune without the anger. I love the PJ Harvey. There is a lot of lyrical energy in here, maybe a tad too much but I guess if you dig the sentiments then you would be into the display.
@@@ Daphne and the Fuzz: Burn Your House Down (Inner Ear, 2016). Some retro r&b out of a small label in Greece that I got to via email from the label. Sweet in the verse and darker and more urgent in the chorus. Energetic performance and a fresh arrangement. It’s good to see the little guys being more creative than say, the record above.
YTD recordings listened to: 291
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 161
Not good music: 110
Honorable Mentions: 5
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