@@@ Mamaleek: Diner Coffee (The Flenser, 2022) I got to this hard rock record via Pitchfork’s 10 most reviewed albums of the week. This is a highbrow rock record that doesn’t hit full blast and stay there it sorta rises up in some spots and is pleasantly proggy or jammy in other places. I’m on the third tune and it’s got some interesting processed vocal yelps and an interesting arrangement. The goal here is to be more than standard rock. I’m sampling the fourth track of the record and as the Brits say it sounds like they’re taking the piss, as in there’s some tongue in cheek action going here. I don’t know if we’re in for a comeback but I am hearing some more interesting rock music. I liked the recent Morlocs record and this is an interesting recording, it’s just been a tidal wave of boring out of the rock part of the neighborhood for a lot of years.