@@@ Born Dirty: Don’t Step Get it (feat. Kid Sister) Half retro, half futuristic booty anthem I got to via the hot tracks section of Apple Music. Some awful high end R2D2 blurps and chirps, some unt-sss techno, and a early 90’s flavor. I think the Star Wars bleeps are more entertaining than the rhymes. C+
@@@ Emeli Sande: Breathing Underwater (Virgin, 2016). I think if you name your hot track Breathing Underwater and the first line is ‘I believe in miracles’ you are tempting not-down-with-the-program music bloggers to say that could be a useful skill because I’m drowning in the syrup of this song and I’d like to be able to breathe in this sea of cheese. Keep your chin up little people out there because this is some inspirational shit for you to keep a hold on? I don’t think so yo. The chorus/vocal hook is pretty high on the nonsense meter. Something like flying, it’s hard to describe it, My God, I’m breathing underwater. File this under what the fuck?
@@@ Owiny Sigoma Band: (Nairobi) Too Hot (Brownswood, 2015) When African electro funk-a-teer Owiny Sigoma writes a tune saying (Nairobi) Too Hot, he ain’t playing. This is off of last year’s record, I recognized and shit as soon as I peeped it, but it sounds remixed for maximum trippiness. A pert vocal hook with a machine gun sample and some hallucinatory guitar work. I clicked on this song after looking for new KutiMangoes record because I want to suggest that the KutiMangoes go on the road with a band called the Cuchifritos and that would be a great marketing spin. Yep, more nonsense.
@@@ Lamb of God: The Duke (Epic, 2016). A mainstream metal single off the Apple Music A-List metal playlist. Oh boy, bad lyrics alert. I’m not sure what to do here. The music is pretty standard with pumping guitars and big arena drums but lyrics are a bag of ass. I don’t like bullshit philosophical metal lyrics, I just want the big sonic beatdown. This should not be the #1 metal song on this playlist.
YTD recordings listened to: 858
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 480
Not good music: 322
Honorable Mentions: 14
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Joe Sticky, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Neurosis, Magrudergrind, Solange, Acid Arab, Xylouris White, Vadou Game, Michael Wollny/Vincent Peirani, Kadhja Bonet