@@@ Miley Cyrus: Malibu (RCA/Sony, 2017) Miley Cyrus, who has been glued to a stripper pole and a broccoli cigarette has reinvented herself back into a mature, adult alternative pop star. You know what? Miley needs some money for gas for her Lamborghini! This song is boring boring boring. She’s standing on the beach in Malibu holding hands with some doofus and Jesus what a waste. She wants to swim away with the fish — go ahead Miley, I won’t miss you! The sky is blue in Malibu, next to you in Malibu. God, kill me or kill her and I want to live. I couldn’t finish the tune, it’s awful.
@@@ Elf Power: Twitching in time (Orange Time, 2017) Some downer indie off this week’s All Music notable release email. The second tune is a piano track with the same singer — wow, this dude is a downer. I’m not against downers, wait that was the third tune, and this second tune is nerd rocking. It’s still somewhat staid but that’s the flow here. Lovers of funk should not linger long here. The fourth tune is a kinda country tune with medium quirk so I would expect the rest of the record to jump around within various rock/indie subgenres.
YTD recordings listened to: 291
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 171
Not good music: 113
Honorable Mentions: 2
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., 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, 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, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Aethenor, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Power Trip, Reverend Payton, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark