@@@ Dead Ranch: Brumation (No List, 2017) Some buzzy punk metal off this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. Oh I like this first tune as they grind out a nice upifting punky struggling grind. This is no death metal/doom shit (thus far). This second tune is pretty much an old school punk emo tune — the singer has a nice at the end of his rope vibe to his vocal stylings. This is some really high quality energy for all involved with interesting arrangements for the genre. Imma check back on this record when I have time to eat the whole sandwich.
@@@ Buzzer: No Goods (Kingfisher Bluez, 2017) Some high energy rock that I got to from this week’s CFUV playlist email. Lots of guitar and rock drumming — good beer drinking music. Tighter than the Replacements and a little rougher than Superdrag if you know those bands. Straight ahead rawk for ya.
@@@ Kobra and the Lotus: Prevail I (Napalm, 2017) Epic classic metal off this week’s CFUV playlist email. The band is fronted by a young blond woman and I don’t usually watch the videos for these metal bands but this is some melodramatic classic metal for sure. It’s like going to a Broadway play/opera but with lots of guitars.
YTD recordings listened to: 382
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 214
Not good music: 150
Honorable Mentions: 4
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, 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, 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, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Dead Ranch