I am finishing up on a brief tour working as a live sound and video projection dude so massive listening is not possible. Onwards and remember you always get what you pay for.
@@@ French Montana (featuring Drake): No Stylist (N/A, 2018) The #1 track in the Apple Music hot tracks section. I would call this glamorous trap music with fat bottom but buffed up and polished rhymes about Gucci bags, Lear Jets, and women getting wet. Probably not from the great conversation but bank account wetness. Drake cuts in with a nasal rap that contrasts with Montana’s husky then falsetto business. Don’t call this motherfucker until the checks clear, naimsayin’. I will say for the umpteenth time that it is a bit inconsistent to denounce this behavior in CEOs and in Trump’s house but celebrate it here in popular culture. It would be nice if we got our shit straight or at least more straight and less crooked. I don’t care about Trump’s wealth, and I don’t care about French Montana’s Gucci handbags. I really could give a fuck.
@@@ Young Father: Toys (N/A, 2018) Also in the Apple hot tracks section. It’s an art school hip hop punk project and I think I’ve heard tracks from this record which came out in the spring but it has been revived in the hot tracks section in the fall. If you want to mix up your nihilistic punk vibes with your hip hop/r&b type beats then I would recommend the gents at Sleaford Mods. Their lyrics are much more acidic and they punch their weight. This tune uses more conceptual lyrics that detract from the straight ahead kraut bass and the squirty, slightly chopped beats.
YTD recordings listened to: 541
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 286
Not good music: 224
Honorable Mentions: 5
Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, 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, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Orlando Lopez, Moskus, Kendl Winter, KEN mode, Automatisme