Music for 9/28/20!!! DJ Autopay, Pillow Queens, Nana Adjoa, Rico Nasty

@@@ DJ Autopay/Faux Conee: Keep talking shit (Sublimate, 2020) Off the Twatter! A blend of upbeat techno and street smack talk. Keep talkin’ shit, I’m gonna fuck you up is the vocal hook and at the beginning of the track there’s just the beat and the vocal hook. The tune adds a smooth keyboard vamp and blasts at the end and that’s pretty much it. It’s hard to either love the track nor hate it as there’s not that much there to digest. The B-side is more of a proper tune with a synth bass, additional rhythms and even some background vocals.

@@@ Pillow Queens: Liffey (Self-released, 2020) The next three listens come to us fresh from this week’s Line of Best Fit email. Busting out of the gates with some post rock guitar drama. Female singer with plenty of reverb on her voice proclaiming as she does her thing among some squally guitar playing. Not power chord drama, heavily distorted single note action. I like that guitar sound bigly, I don’t like the background vocals and I’m agnostic on the singer and the drums. I hear tambourine, I hope they gave cowbell a shot at that percussion part. Outside of the guitar player who is towing his/her line they could split a Red Bull for sure.

@@@ Nana Adjoa: No Room (Bloomer Records, 2020) Slotted as indie pop, who doesn’t need more indie pop? This is blue eyed r&b with a pube of quirk. I like the processed voices that sound a bit like an organ, I like the bass sound, I don’t like the nylon guitar part, I like the ambient electric guitar part and I’m agnostic on the female singer. They coulda pared back the background vocals a bit imho. This sounds a bit like Paul Simon with boobs. Smartly popp-ish and high minded in its own mind. If they replaced that nylon guitar part with something more interesting I could see myself feeling it more. Fresh and spacious production.

@@@ Rico Nasty: Own it (Atlantic, 2020) I’m guessing this is gonna be some in yer face dancefloor bangin’ hip hop. Partyistic stacks of vocals, straight drum machine beat, a nice spacious bouncy synthesizer, and some medium phat bass that pumps the jam. I was looking up Rico Nasty on the ol’ GooglePimpTube and it says: she rose to prominence in 2018 with singles such as “Smack a Bitch”. That’s hilarious and definitely a sign of a collapsing society. Not that the collape of American society is caused by Rico Nasty. I enjoy a nice cat fight as much as the next dude but she should be nicer to the ladies around her cuz she’s handing out verbal beatdowns on this track as well. It’s an all right track that feels a bit disposable — if they put another hook with that synth I think she would outperfom her previous high which was ‘smack a bitch’. Yeah, that’s right.

YTD recordings listened to: 744
Good music, not list worthy: 402
Not good music: 320

Best: 4
Honorable Mentions: 5

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, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes, Tony Allen, Fra Fra, Nihiloxica, Hailu Mergia, Pokey LaFarge, Nico Gomez, Nohe and Sus Santos, Tiny Bit of Giant’s Blood, Pole, Naeem, Mekons, Santrofi, DJ Nigga Fox, Flor do Toloache, Alexander Hawkins/Tomeka Reid, Shy One, Protomartyr, Nnamdi, Ekiti Sound, Awa Fall, 25,000 Kittens, Anjimile

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