Music for 3/9/19!!! Amanda Palmer, Jenny Lewis

@@@ Amanda Palmer: Voicemail for Jill (Cooking Vinyl, 2019)  The first single from Palmer’s new record.  My generic view is that Palmer’s marketing strategies are more sophisticated than her music but I can always change my mind.  It’s a 6 minute song, not a good sign.  The piano playing is pretty torch song standard and the focus here is on the lyrics — they’re very meta while the music reminds me of that old Boomtown Rats tune I can’t remember.  I’m two minutes in and I don’t think I can make it six.  I’m officially bored at 3:15 so I don’t know if there’s anything climactic

@@@ Jenny Lewis: Heads Gonna Roll (WEA, 2019)  A major label female rock record with indie flavors.  It’s got big sounds, from the drums to the swelling organ to back up her voice.  I’m much more interested in the sounds than the lyrics which I think she would be a bit disappointed to hear.  String arrangements, a vocoder guitar solo, this could be straight out of the golden era of classic FM radio.  As far as the lyrics go the hook is weaker than the verses, imho.

YTD recordings listened to: 132
Good music, not list worthy: 78
Not good music: 49

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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, 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, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko

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