@@@ The Young Ones of Guyana: On Tour (N/A, 2019) A pre release single off Bandcamp’s album of the day. Nope the second tune is highlighted but all the tracks are available to stream. Recorded in London in 1970 the music is a blend of Jamaican music, some Trinidadian steel drum/soca influences and possibly more. Extremely sweet playing without being cheesy. The organ player and the guitar player are killing it and I find the third track, Romeo and Juliet, to be a great example of Caribbean good vibes. I’ve heard a ton of this style of music and love it, but folks who haven’t checked out this golden era of reggae, ska, dancehall etc should peep it.
@@@ Ed Sheeran: Beautiful People (Asylum, 2019) Check it out! Look at Ed Sheeran riging in a Hummer appearing completely out of place. It’s like Taylor Swift whispered in Ed Sheeran’s ear. Throw some weak hip hop beats, and some sweet pop ass production and your shit is going to get rich you pasty assed hump. I will tell you quite upfront because I’m an honest dude. These shapeshifting fuckers like Taylor Swift and now Ed Sheeran and one of the first to do it, Madonna, are not all these personas, they’re none of them and they’re manipulative users. Throw Beyonce in that pile as well. C’mon who is Ed Sheeran thinking this is authentic music and not some expertly manicured pop turd action? In addition these implied self empowerment lyrics about us all being beautiful people is part of the con job. Beyonce don’t care about you, Ed Sheeran don’t care about you, it’s a hustle.
@@@ Daniel Caesar and Brandy: LOVE AGAIN (Golden Child, 2019) An intimate r&b duet love track that’s up on the Apple Music hot tracks section. I like the sounds though they’re not particularly unique, they’re quietly funky with nice details. I like all the vocal tracks and find them a bit gimmicky at the same time. Brandy’s vocals are cooler in my opinion but he’s more than able.
YTD recordings listened to: 327
Good music, not list worthy: 195
Not good music: 114
Honorable Mentions: 0
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