@@@ Nadia Tehran — Dozakh: All Lovers Hell (Year 0001, 2019) Off the Line of Best fit, she’s blurbed as part punk rock. This first track (the title track) is a combination of indie electronic music and world music influences. Tehran was born in Sweden to Iranian parents so that’s the identity part of the record. The second tune is sung in English and while it continues with pop electronic sounds, it’s a darker feel she’s into it. Whoever did the sounds did a great job on the bass and drums, it’s got a solid rhythmic foundation. I’m on the fourth tune and I do like some of the sounds here but I don’t like her singing and the lyrics as much.
@@@ Ryan Bingham: American Love Song (Thirty Tigers, 2019) Some ’70s honky tonky influenced country that I got to the Line of Best fit weekly email. Bingham has a fairly gruff voice and his band brings a pretty authentic country energy. There is some fairly extensive wah wah solo guitar so it’s got a fair amount of rock embedded in it. I’m on the third tune and the idea that this is a more country version of the mid ’70s Stones sound has been affirmed. Of course, it has the great fortune to not be sung by Mick Jagger. Bingham does good work on the mic, nothing particularly revolutionary as he’s a traditionalist but he’s got it down well.
YTD recordings listened to: 267
Good music, not list worthy: 156
Not good music: 94
Honorable Mentions: 0
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