@@@ Slowdive: Slowdive (Dead Oceans, 2017) A return record from dream pop pioneers. Some nice crunch to this first tune, no second tune, damn you interwebz! Oh this first tune is mad dreamy, it’s like getting a whipped cream enema! I’m not sure what to type after that. Oh boy, when the singer comes in I just feel so hateful, I just want to beat him with a 2X4. I’m sure he’s a really great person, it’s a problem I have. Let’s peep one more.
@@@ Los Angeles Police Department: Self-titled (Anti-, 2017) Slotted as lo-fi on this week’s All Music notable release email, it doesn’t sound very lo fi to me. This first tune is more of quirky, baroque indie rock kinda thing. I don’t think I love the singer, he’s all right, but he’s not for me. I don’t want to beat him but I don’t want to have a beer with him. I think his skills lie in arranging, the tunes are very well put together.
YTD recordings listened to: 276
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 164
Not good music: 105
Honorable Mentions: 2
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