@@@ Injury Reserve: Injury Reserve (Seneca Village, 2019) Left field hip hop off this week’s Line of Best fit. Left field hip hop can be a big bucket to throw records into so more description is necessary to make a solid judgment. The arrangement in this first tune, Korune and Lime, consists largely of one note samples and a lot of human voices pitched and otherwise processed. I like the sounds On the second tune, a marimba opens and drives the track. In addition to a large swath of unusual sounds, there is a plethora of MCs on the record which keeps the record revolving and fresh. I really like the sounds here and I was super into the first two tracks but that feeling went down a bit as I listened more. The energy is solid and I can picture some folks really getting into it.
@@@ Amyl and the Sniffers: Monsoon (ATO, 2019) Also off the Line of Best Fit’s weekly email. The melodic riff is almost completely ripped from a tune — c’mon hard drive, please make the connection here for my listening peeps! An aggro female is on the microphone not full on losing it but she’s agitated for sure. The band is pumping pretty good. I think I got it, part of that riff is off the Minutemen’s Three Way Tie for Last. It’s the tune the Red and the Black which is a cover of a Blue Oyster Cult tune which I’ve clipped below. They changed the melody a tad but they bit it pretty good from where I’m sitting. However the most important point here is that my mind is still functioning. Barely. The tune is solid punk rock, I think if she whipped a complete shitty I would have liked the track more. If you’re gonna whip a shitty you gotta whip a big one, no half stepping just lose your shit.
YTD recordings listened to: 258
Good music, not list worthy: 150
Not good music: 91
Honorable Mentions: 0
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