@@@ Dead Horse Beats – Inglaterra (Bastard Jazz) Some electronic music off this week’s CFUV playlist email. The first tune, the title track, clipped below is a r&b tune. It’s a drum machine and all synth based, though this might be a drummer, I can’t tell. To my ears, it’s a white boy soul record with mostly late ’70s/early ’80s soft sounds. The second tune reveals more of the same and I hazard to say, big shocker, that this record has been mislabelled, it’s an indie electronic soul thing. Blue eyed Stevie Wonder but a tad softer in the funk department though it dabbles. I like the arrangements, it’s really well put together, some of the keyboard sounds are a slight negative for me and I’m agnostic on the singer. More guitars would have pushed it up the list for me.
@@@ Doomsquad – Let Yourself Be Seen (Royal Mountain/Bella Union, 2019) More off this week’s CFUV playlist email. Let me GooglePimp this outfit but from the lyrics I’m getting the feeling that this might be a European outfit. Noop, I’m very wrong, they’re from Toronto and it’s a retro dance thing. I like some of the sounds (outside of the beats) but I’m not into the singer. No funk, he’s got a dark disco thing going. I like the fourth tune best of what I heard, partially because it has a female singer and partially because the sounds work better for me.
@@@ Chance the Rapper: Get a Bag (Chance the Rapper LLC, 2019) #3 on the Apple Music hot tracks section. It’s an upbeat track about getting a big bag of money. It’s definitely jam of the summer material but let’s be real, you can’t just get a bag cuz you want a bag. It don’t work like that even if it’s a party track. The track is catchy as fuck and I know that most Americans don’t really listen to lyrics so it doesn’t matter if it’s a hook that either makes no sense or is a tad on the offensive side but I would like it better if he wasn’t singing you want a bag and you get a bag. F’real and I don’t give a fuck if I’m in the minority.
YTD recordings listened to: 390
Good music, not list worthy: 232
Not good music: 136
Honorable Mentions: 0
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