Music for 6/3/19!!! Miley Cyrus, Perry Farrell, Joel Ross

@@@ Miley Cyrus: SHE IS COMING (RCA, 2019)  Oh the irony of redneck dancefloor banger Miley Cyrus wearing a Never Mind the Bollocks t-shirt.  I would call this is a slutty empowerment/boasting anthem.  I’m not a big fan of Cyrus as she’s such a chameleon that she ends being nothing at all.  This week a hippie, this week a techno kid, this week a feminist, this week a drugged out club goer.  Her momma always told her she’d make it and she put her back to it and made it.  Oy.  Sounds are pretty standard with an average vocal performance.  I get there are a couple of themes to this track but it’s just a couple of notches above complete word salad.

@@@ Perry Farrell: Machine Girl (BMG, 2019)  A pre-release single off an upcoming record that I got to via a music publicist.  Updated big rock sound with a sly funky synth hook.  I like the drummer, find the arrangement a bit messy and overall not a tune making a strong impression.

@@@ Joel Ross: Revelation (Blue Note, 2019)  A straight jazz vibes recording that I got to via a cultural email — either line of best fit or flavorpill.  I like the solo that opens the record up.  At about 1:45 the rest of the band comes in — piano, bass and drums to go with the vibes.  Oooh, when the soprano sax comes in with the lead melody I’m not into it.  It’s hard to have the vibes be cheesy but the soprano sax?  It doesn’t take much!  Very lush production and I like the way the vibes and the piano player sound together.  The tunes are all right, nothing too energetic nor striking.  Could use a little fire to go with those pretty ass vibes.

YTD recordings listened to: 277
Good music, not list worthy: 163
Not good music: 96

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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