Music for 1/10/20!!! Ohtis, Debby Friday, Alicia Keys

Ohtis

I might have peeped this record before but I’m more than willing to get on the re-peep tip as I’m generous that way.  It’s a lonesome, I fucked up my life record.  The opening tune features a gorgeous slide guitar and I remember how this singer delivers some very raw lines in a straight manner which I think is well played.  I like this record a whole bunch without jumping up and down.

DebbyFriday

Electronic music off the Bandcamp best of 2019 list.  This first tune opens up darkly with a thick bass pulse and a janky beat with some simple delay on it.  I dig it.  She has moments of outburst where she loses her nut and then it settles back down.  The second tune goes for more of a Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson electro rock (without guitars) but she does it much much better as there’s not fake menace, she’s just weird.  The tunes are more grooves than tunes with sections but she does a really good job of creating an atmosphere of darkness and inner turmoil.

AliciaKeys

Off the Apple Music hot tracks section.  It opens with a decidedly retro and upbeat ’70s flavor – strummed acoustic guitar, finger snaps, and even a tambourine.  It morphs into a 21st century empowerment anthem in the chorus with a bombastic beat and New Age sentiments.  I like the steel drums in the chorus but the beat is cheesy and the oohs and aahs don’t help much.  I didn’t think Alicia Keys rolled like this but apparently she has stepped into the quicksand that is today’s pop music.

YTD recordings listened to: 31
Good music, not list worthy: 19
Not good music: 14

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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