@@@ John Mayer: The Search for Everything (Columbia, 2016) An EP from John Mayer’s upcoming full length. It seems like a weird choice on Trump’s inauguration day but the more pressing question is who has the toast because Mayer has brought the cheese to make a luscious grilled cheese sandwich. Soft vocals, plinky and caressing guitar tones and tempos designed to make you sink into a pillow and take a nap. I certainly hope this gets the suburban mamas moist because if this sensitive loverboy butter doesn’t work with them then Mayer is going to have to sell of some of his valuable watches and get a gig at 7-11. Stay away if you’re lactose intolerant!
@@@ The Lowest Form: Personal Space (Iron Lung, 2016). Some noise off the CFUV weekly playlist email. A perfect listen for the first day of the Trump era. After an ambient intro they get right into the punky yet post-punk slam dance. Sweet. As the tune progresses the wheels start to come off and get messier and messier, just like the future. The third tune, Gak Attack, continues the uptempo blasting, oh my this is the shit. It’s the fourth tune and wigs are getting flipped consistently. You go young punks! Imma swing back on this when I have more time.
@@@ Withdrawal: Never (Escapist Records, 2016). Some full on metal also appropriate for the ascent of the Orange Haired Fucknut to sit on America’s toilet throne. This first tune features some tasty thrash drumming, some metal boot stomping, and some hardcore shout out sing a longs. Let’s see what else these gents have for us. These gents have a pretty simple menu of sonic punishment for all you bad children out there.
YTD recordings listened to: 47
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 31
Not good music: 12
Honorable Mentions: 0
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