@@@ Allison Moorer: Blood (Autotelic/Thirty Tigers, 2019) I got to this record via its 5 star review in the Guardian. Moorer is country musician Shelby Lynne’s sister and they share a violent family event. The first tune, Bad Weather, is sweet and melancholy highlighted by some eerie electronic garnish in the background and female vocal harmonizing. I like it without loving it. It’s a pretty straight country singer-songwriter record but I’m feeling this third track Nightlight. Lyrically, the chorus works very well for my ears. The fourth tune pivots to a funky rock sound on a track called The Rock and the Hill. I think this is a very good record, but it’s not a 5 star record for me.
@@@ Galcher Lustwerk: Information (Ghostly, 2019) This techno record has been getting mad visibility on Twatter from Twatter ads I suspect. After a half sweet synth intro track it gets into banging the dancefloor. Lightly spiced funk is how I would phrase it. I don’t like the capitalist striving message of the second track I see a Dime but the third track, Another Story, pops all right with some deliciousness on the hi hat. There is some rhyming going on in this third track and the combination of hip hop and techno is pretty uncommon in my listening adventures. Given how big a push this record is getting I was expecting more from the record, it is a bit light.
@@@ Gibson Wilbanks: Oh Sweet Baby (Self-released, 2019) I got to this alt country tune via a music publicist email. This title track is a classic country with a whole lot of sweetness. I guess that’s why he called it oh sweet baby. I’m a sucker for slide guitar, I think it’s a great sound. Wilbanks’ voice is not the core sweet component of the track, it’s got a bit of gravel to it. He is, however, joined by a female singer backin him at many points in the tune. It’s not a lonesome tune.
YTD recordings listened to: 616
Good music, not list worthy: 370
Not good music: 208
Honorable Mentions: 0
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