Music for 9/26/19!!! LOVA, One True Pairing, Maroon 5

@@@ LOVA: Daddy Issues (N/A, 2019)  Blurbed as thoughtful pop in a promo email from the music magazine Happy which I think is in Australia.  The first tune (clipped below) is about fathers teaching sons to be decent people.  It’s an allright sentiment.  Production is synth based with fingersnaps and LOVA’s girlish voice.  I’m observing the tone of her voice not quietly judging her voice.  The chorus is where she comes off more solid though it’s a lot of vocal tracks.  I give her props for saying we don’t want your dick pics in the second tune, My Name Isn’t.  This second tune shoulda been first.  I get that these lyrics are pretty good for the mindless pop arena but if you aren’t into them the music is pretty standard so if you don’t feel them.  Personally I would rather hear a dude telling other dudes how to raise better sons, but that’s just me.  I guess some people need a musical personal romantic skills course but I’m set.

@@@ One True Pairing: One True Pairing (Domino, 2019) Same online music magazine out of Australia.  Emotionally earnest synth rock with a gent on the microphone.  He sounds like he’s having a lot of feelings and his voice is a bit odd.  If you don’t like this guy’s voice you’re probably not going to like this record.  ’80s inspired synth rock is not the sound that really stirs me inside so I’m neutral on the singer, I get what he’s trying to do, but I don’t find the sounds he’s going with to really match the sentiments.  To give the record its due the songs are well arranged and focused they aren’t sloppy — he knows what he’s trying to do and he does a really good job of making his case.

@@@ Maroon 5: Memories (Interscope, 2019) A nostalgic chunk of musical trash.  It’s poppy yet bittersweet and I’m thinking there’s gonna be a pop explosion somewhere in this thing.  Let me say right here I’m more than a bit freaked if people find any sort of emotional connection to either the lyrics or the music.  It’s just plain ass, maybe it’s a drinking song so if somebody is even dumber and more shallow and superficial due to drinking than it works bingo.  It never exploded and I never felt anything except manipulated for the benefit of somebody’s bank account.

YTD recordings listened to: 496
Good music, not list worthy: 300
Not good music: 164

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective


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