@@@ Billie Eilish: ocean eyes (Interscope, 2017) A single off a ‘teen sensation bedroom production’ off the Apple Music hot tracks section. Think of this track as ’70s soft rock over a thick, modern bass. There is a truckload of vocals on this track, it’s a curtain of female longing. You make me wanna cry when you give me those ocean eyes. It’s a decent hook but she wears out. If you take the vocals out it’s a pretty thin mint.
@@@ Why Don’t We: Invitation (Signature Entertainment, 2017) A pre-release from a white boy teen group off the Apple Music hot tracks section. I love the boy bands, they inevitably swirl down the toilet in a torrent of drugs, homosexuality, and puberty. I want to go out of my way to say that I have nothing against homosexuals. It’s a little surprising that one of the vocal hooks is about picking her up at 8pm cuz they don’t look old enough to drive! Maybe Momz will drive and he’ll be in the back singing to her. Check out the hairdo on heartthrob Lower Right. That’s some dope curly bird’s nest action. The tune is pretty standard white boy funk — Justin Timberlake-y in spots. I think the dude in the middle is the homosexual — we’ll see in about 10 years! I kid, I kid, Heartthrob Upper Left is the Gay One.
YTD recordings listened to: 616
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 331
Not good music: 262
Honorable Mentions: 6
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