@@@ Austra: Future Politics (Domino, 2017). Some club sounds with a singer that I got to From this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. I don’t like this singer. I like the super fat distorted bass on this first track but I’m not feeling the singer. Let’s peep more. Te second tune, the title track, is the same. I’ve checked portions of four songs and this doesn’t work for me. As always listen for yourself, you might love it.
@@@ Nothingness: Being (Big Smoke, 2017). Also off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. It’s opening up slow with guitar notes, simple horns ,and rainfall. Rainfall is not a good sign. Now we’re getting into a big indie rock sound. Earnest lyrics and a very nice Fender amp guitar sound. Fuck, why is everybody so earnest, it’s annoying as fuck. This third tune (and the others) evokes some firehose from back in the day, but the singer is not in that vein. Ah, more rainfall on this third tune, is this some quadrophenia remake?
@@@ Kehlani: SweetSexySavage (Atlantic, 2017). I’ve seen this female r&b singer’s debut record mentioned in various nooks and crannies of the interwebz. After a bit of a cosmic intro spoken word piece regarding her divine nature we get into a pretty standard modern sounding r&b tune. She’s blurbed on Apple Music as silky and that’s spot on. I dig the synth sample on this third tune. Lush. Let’s peep one of her dirty tracks because it’s supposed to be hot. Tis tune, Not Used to It, is not so dirty it’s a ballad. If a tune named Do U Dirty isn’t dirty then I don’t know what to say. She’s not doing anything dirty, she’s just gonna mistreat whoever this person is. I think this record is a tad hyped. I dig some of the sounds but I don’t think she’s some star dropping magic from the sky. Not yet.
YTD recordings listened to: 70
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 42
Not good music: 21
Honorable Mentions: 0
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, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof