@@@ Sam Outlaw: Tenderhearted (Six Shooter, 2017) I’m assuming this is gonna be an outlaw country record cuz dude’s last name is Outlaw. That’s called paying attention. But keeping you on your toes, the first tune is a ballad. Very lush and heartfelt. Oh shit, this tune exploded into a mariachi/crunchy guitar break so it went for snoozy to cosmic on the drop of a cow pattie. Let’s peep more. This second tune is another ballad. I don’t feel ripped off but this is not outlaw at all, maybe this guy should change his name to Sam ThoughtfulRedneck. Shit, that was the third tune, damn you interwebz player. I’m on the second now and it’s a friendly shuffle beat but it’s got the same big, slow feel. I’m on the fourth tune and this is starting to feel like John Mayer record with a cowboy hat.
@@@ November’s Doom: Hamartia (The End, 2017) Some heavy metal off this week’s All Music notable release email. Opens up with some tom heavy drumming, thick power chord sauce, and some classic metal riffing. Yes, the Neanderthal is up and grunting! The caveman is accompanied by some orc singing as well. I saw a documentary disputing the disappearance of the Neanderthals. They did not lose out to the humans, their genetic material is implanted in humans from inter-breeding. Which would explain the appearance of these grunting, throat shredding caveman singers. Don’t go around town saying you don’t learn shit on this blog, that’s totally inaccurate and just mean. Fuck, you assholes. Wow, we have a pretty boy singer on this second tune. Color me confused. Regardless of singing style you are guaranteed to get some thick guitar sauce and big arena rock drumming.
YTD recordings listened to: 245
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 133
Not good music: 91
Honorable Mentions: 1
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