Music for 9/19/19!!! Los Wembler’s De Iquitos, Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla, Drake

@@@ LOS WEMBLER’S DE IQUITOS: Vision Del Ayahuasca (Barbes, 2019)  A legendary cumbia band from Peru with a record out on a Brooklyn label.  The electric guitars really change the vibe here and make it both rocking and world music.    The melodies are not that far from surf music, the tone of the guitars as well.  About halfway into the first tune there is an outstanding guitar solo that sounds like a slide guitar but I’m not full on sure about that.  The second tune (clipped below) is the title track and I have to check the next track or so but this is a giant ass Latin guitar jam record.  It’s awesome as the rhythms are quite different from you usually get from the white boy guitar jam records.  If you’re looking for some rocking these guys will hook you up.

@@@ AHMEDOU AHMED LOWLA: Terrouzi  (Sahel Sounds, 2019)  More African music off the WRIR weekly playlist email.  We’ll see how the record unfolds but the first tune features a synth and a drum machine which is not common in West African music.  Lowla is from Mauritania (GooglePimp), same as Noura Mint Seymali who I super dig so it is confirmed West Africa.  I’m on the first tune proper and it is most definitely electronic music so it is not as driving and is much closer to something you might hear in the Apple Music hot tracks section.  Still present are the intricate melodies as heard in the flute patch in the tune, Kar.  I like the different sounds but overall I’m not jumping up and down over this.  Lowla is absolutely a keyboard wiz.  I like the fourth tune, Seyni, best of what I heard, the energy is higher and the keyboard playing is wicked.

@@@  Drake: Behind Barz (OVO, 2019)  Regular readers know how much I adore Drake.  So genuine and heartfelt and in it for the love.  This tune from a television show compilation soundtrack is slotted to feature gangster Drake, and he’s a rough one, wow.  Most notable is the dramatic piano part which has a short delay and reverb on it.  Beats are solid and minimal, not trap but designed to support mafioso Drake.  I guess these lyrics could easily be about a character on a show that I give not a fuck about or it could be a Drake character projection or it could be both so everybody including Drake can be living the life.  Behold tha life!

YTD recordings listened to: 481
Good music, not list worthy: 292
Not good music: 161

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

 

 

 

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Music for 9/18/19!!! Kaleta and Super Yamba Band, The Good Ones, Post Malone

@@@ KALETA AND SUPER YAMBA BAND: Medaho (Ubiquity, 2019)  A Brooklyn based band led by a veteran Afrobeat musician that I got to via the WRIR playlist email.  The first tune, Gogo Rock, comes out funky with a short electric organ sound, pumping bass, conga and slashing guitar.  A classic wah wah electric guitar solo comes in and I’m feeling this.  The second tune Mr. Diva goes full African James Brown and it is full pumpin’, I’m super feeling this.  Big organ solo and a male vocalist who I presume to be Kaleta.  I give big ups to the organ player who is thieving my ear almost every tune and the rhythm section after that.  I like this record, it’s got a hot blend of influences — I dig the rocking Funkadelic style guitar, the James Brown feels, and the variation on classic Afrobeat.   Fans of funky music should check this out.  He’s not the greatest singer of all time but neither is Mick Jagger, and his guitar playing is hot.

http://kaletaandsuperyambaband.bandcamp.com/album/m-daho

@@@ The Good Ones: The Farmer (Anti-, 2019)  A single I got to off this week’s WRIR playlist email.  It’s an acoustic guitar rhythmically picked, a hand drummer, and a lot of voices singing.  I like this track, it’s not a blazing and rocking African track so it doesn’t jump into your headphones but the singing is quite stylish.

@@@ Post Malone: Circles (Republic, 2019)  Off the Apple Music hot tracks, Post Malone is your sensitive mainstream gangster.  This tune is a cheesed up mainstream rock ballad, we’ll see if he rhymes in this track.  The reverb on this track is pretty ridiculous and not in a good way.  Malone can sing for sure, but the lyrics are standard vanilla dreck and the production is strictly Burger King for the masses, no weight or authenticity here at all.  I’m guessing this is a panty quaker for all the young girls out there but it’s hard for me to understand the audience for this.

YTD recordings listened to: 478
Good music, not list worthy: 290
Not good music: 160

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

Music for 9/17/19!!! Sampa the Great, Cold, FKA Twigs

@@@ Sampa the Great: The Return (Ninja Tune, 2019)  Alternative rap off this week’s All Music notable release email.  The record opens with a tune called Freedom, and it’s closer to Prince than hip hop.  Sampa hits the mic and she has an unusual voice, pleasant but unusual.  As you would expect from a tune called Freedom the lyrics are uplifiting.  After an interlude that I skipped Sampa heads to some more hip hop related sounds.  Quick on the mic and a more stripped arrangement.  She keeps rapping about the industry which is fine but not common.  I’m going to tip out after this tune The Grass is Greener.  I like the sounds but the sounds are closer to being a full band record and I guess I’ve grown to like the modern produced American hip hop of all flavors.  I’m not a diehard American but I think the brothers and sisters here do it best.  Just my opinion.

@@@  Cold: The Things We Can’t Stop (Napalm, 2019)  Also off this week’s All Music notable release email.  After a weird 53 second intro the album commences for real and it’s very polished mainstream hard rock.  I’ll hang a bit but this isn’t really my bag.  Super clean production with a serious singer, arena rock drum sounds.  It’s a bit too polished and mainstream for my taste.  As always, check for yourself.

@@@ FKA Twigs (featuring Future): Holy Terrain (Young Turks, 2019)  A collaboration between the artsy moper Fucka Twigs and Future, a voice from somewhere in the hood with this pre release single.  I’m more than a little interested in hearing Future team up with Ms. Twigs.  It’s hip hop arrangement with a little Laurie Anderson and a little glitch tossed in.  She gets all up high and shit and I kinda dig it which is unusual as I’m not a Twigs fan.  The tune becomes less interesting when Future hits the mic as it’s a typical match of voice with beats whereas she does something wackier.  It’s not pants shitting material but better than I expected.

YTD recordings listened to: 475
Good music, not list worthy: 289
Not good music: 159

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

Music for 9/13/19!!! The Messthetics, Tinariwen, Lil Nas X and Da Baby

@@@ The Messthetics: Anthropocosmic Nest (Dischord, 2019) Last week’s All Music notable release email!  When you check out Dischord releases you’re gonna get versions of punk and rock and that’s fine if you know that going in.  This opens up a bit more modern than some punk action with a decent sized indie rock guitar shred.  Let’s see what we get for a singer, or maybe there won’t be a singer.  It’s looking like this is a slightly proggy guitar instrumental record.  Will wonders never cease!! The second tune moves a bit away from the Joe Satriani-esque opener to a noisier thing which I dig a bit more.  Wow after that intro they hit the same full rocking guitar shred.  I dig the drummer but if I want to hear virtuosity I would rather check out Alice Coltrane who gives you a slice of spirituality to go with the piano playing.  It’s well done for what it is, but I’m not super interested.  Things could change and I might be up for a tricked out guitar record.  The third tune, Section 9, is the best of what I heard.

@@@ Tinariwen: Amidjar (Epitaph, 2019)  Also off last week’s All Music notable release email.  This first tune is slow with their trademark circular guitar sounds but I hear a violin/fiddle which thickens things up a bit.  I see from the album page on Apple Music that they have a plethora of guest musicians on this record including Noura Mint Seymali who I super dig.  This is a concentrated blast of North African Muslim music culture and I dig it.  Thus far I notice they’ve stepped back from the rocking and are taking a slower run at the music.  Somebody comes through this second track with wicked wah wah electric guitar and it is both trippy and rocking.  I guess Ms. Seymali is not going to sing on that track and she’s lending instrumental energy but thus far I’m pretty psyched about this record.  Tinariwen has made a lot of records so to see them freshen it up with some excellent guest musicians is great.  Check it out!  If you know Tinariwen’s music it’s worth a peep and if you don’t know their music you should get your shit together.

@@@ Lil Nas X & DaBaby: Panini (Columbia, 2019)  Lil Nas X makes a return from the biscuit Old Town Road or whatever it was called.  It’s pop trap with a sung chorus that puts the track right in the ol’ shopping mall rock territory.  I find Lil Nas X to be low energy and a bit thick tongued on the microphone.  Not crazy so but he’s no J.I.D.  The sounds are pretty standard and sound like canned peas.  Nas X’s skill continues to be his genre mixing.  Country and hip hop in his blowup hit and some rock action in the chorus of this track.  Overall meh.

YTD recordings listened to: 472
Good music, not list worthy: 287
Not good music: 157

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, Tinariwen

Music for 9/16/19!!! Edward Sizzerhand, Kid Bear, Ariane Grande

@@@ Edward Sizzerhand: Taste of Honey (N/A, 2019)  I got to this hip hop single via a music publicist email.  I immediately notice a quiet storm, funky and laidback arrangement to the sounds.  Very nice and an unusual guitar figure looped in there.  Aargh, there are only two pre release tunes up on the bandcamp so it’s a limited tasting we got here.  The first tune was titled Phaecilia and it was 1 minute and the second track to stream is called Lavendar.  I believe this is instrumental hip hop and it’s very good but I would need to hear more.  Lavendar is piano driven and it’s very solid.  As just relayed I would need to hear more.

@@@ Kid Bear: EP 2 (N/A, 2019)  I got to this John Mellencamp-y country rock 6 song EP via a publicist out in the Midwest.  The vocalist goes up high with some falsetto so that gives it a different vibe.  The songs revolve around getting married and having children (at least the first two tracks)  Ironically I liked the slow classic rock ballad of the third track Mary Mary.  Big guitars, lots of major chords it’s a rocker folks in a time when rockin’ is out of favor so if you’re up for it…..

 

@@@ Arianne Grande: Don’t Call Me Angel (Republic, 2019)  This is the kind of corporate fake empowering feminism I find close to sickening.  We won’t spend too much time on the lyrics but Grande breathing like she’s about to cream her panties is tiresome.  Miley Cyrus pops in for a bit but it’s Grande’s tune.  The production is electro pop with a brisk tempo, I can’t believe Lana Del Ray even participated in this.  She’s so sleepy time tea, maybe she got the soda for the other girls during the session?  I do want to swing back on the lyrics as the enjoyment of this track depends on whether you buy these lyrics.  I hear Lana – she got the slow part!  You go Lana, have a Red Bull it’ll help you out.  I don’t want to get into any serious discussion of the lyrics but if you put them together the opening bravado does not jibe with the appreciation of being wanted you find in the lyrics at the back of the song.  As we’ve bemoaned repeatedly, something making sense is a pretty low priority these days.  I put this at two small notches above trash.  It’s pretty much trash, glitzy pop trash.

YTD recordings listened to: 472
Good music, not list worthy: 287
Not good music: 158

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

Music for 9/12/19!!! Bug Martin, Ciel

@@@ Bug Martin: Dharma Blues (Pyrrhic Victory, 2019)  I got to this via a music publicist email.  I”m listening to this first review after starting below.  My Apple Music or something associated with it is still quite fucked and I can’t hear the first two songs.  I’m starting with Diamond in the Coal and it’s a lonesome country track with some electric guitar splashes in the rear.  Martin himself has a pretty classic country voice and this tune has similarities to old school Rolling Stones country rock blues except there’s nothing more than a tambourine here.  The fourth tune dispenses with the electric guitar chord washes and goes for a more old school vibe.  I like Martin’s voice, a bit nasal but nowhere near Dylan levels of craziness.  The fifth tune, Jim Rodgers’ Blues (my third tune due to the fuckedness of the interwebz) is a stunner to my ears.  He adds some falsetto and the blend of sadness and beauty is super enjoyable.  Imma stop here cuz he went out on a high note.

@@@ Ciel: Why Me? (Ghostly Intl, 2019)  I got to this edm record via a shout on the Twatter.  My Apple Music shit is all fucked up so I can’t listen to the first track of this 34 minute EP and the release above where I would usually start.  The second tune Go Fish is a playful dancefloor banger with some high bell, some robot blip action, some vibe like sounds and a whipping staticky thing.  As I said it’s not dark and it funks along in a non techno manner.  Let’s peep more as I like this but I don’t need to hear the whole sandwich.  This third tune, called Hipwrecked, gets back into more familiar techno with a vaariation on the classic kick hat business.  After a brief warmup it gets into pretty hard hitting techno funk.  Hence the title Hipwrecked, you’ll dance your ass off.  If you’re up for some techno with some mustard on it this will work for you.  Brisk beats, stripped arrangements, driving sections, it’s happening.

YTD recordings listened to: 469
Good music, not list worthy: 286
Not good music: 156

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

 

Music for 9/11/19!!! Altin Gun, Wuta Mayi, Green Day

@@@ ALTIN GUN: Gece  (ATO, 2019)  I’m a little surprised this Turkish psych rock via Amsterdam record is out on ATO.  I didn’t think major labels released interesting non-pop music any more.  There’s plenty of hippie vibes to be had in this world music so I get that.  Nice guitar tones, a really good drummer and well done sounds.  The vocal duties are shared between at least a gent and a gal.  It does straddle the stoner rock/world/mainstream music crowd (maybe a bit less than the super huge mainstream) so I guess they could draw enough fans to attract a major label vampire.  It does a really good job of being a retro record and a fresh one at the same time.  I guess mostly the sounds and the production make it a compelling sounding record for these great and awesome times!

@@@ WUTA MAYI: La Face Cachee (Sterns, 2019)  A 70 year old gent from Kinshasa in the Congo and his music goes back decades.  This first tune just oozes sweetness out the speaker.  Mayi himself sings as if he just ate a stick of butter, there is a choir of background vocalists, some nylon string guitars, hand percussion, a kit drummer and a whole bucket of smooth.  Even an accordion or the African equivalent thereof.  My guess would be the guitars are the sweetest of all, they’re really chilled out but active (and more than one).  The horns on this second track, oh my.  I don’t usually ever refer to artwork or videos in my reviews as I see them as superfluous but check the pic of Mr. Mayi and you can see where this record is at.  It’s a high end expression of African musical culture.  He’s a senior statesman and he’s doing his thing.

 

@@@ Green Day: Father of All… (Reprise, 2020)  A pre release single from Green Day.  Yikes, they’re making another lap around the ol’ corporate punk rock racetrack.  They come out more Queens of the Stone Age rather than classic spiky hairdo Green Day talking about how they’re too bored to even spank it.  It’s is a brisk punk tempo with handclaps and mucho glam feels to be had.  A crushed drum sound, small production flourishes and falsetto vocals make this Green Day track stand out as a medium move away from past efforts which focused on singalong anthems.  I check the lyrics on Genius and they kinda made sense and that’s pretty good for these days.  I’m a bit puzzled as to what Father of All…. means as a title but I’ve learned not to sweat such expectations.  It’s not gonna make a lot of sense and it feels like they’re just looking to wind the people up.

YTD recordings listened to: 467
Good music, not list worthy: 285
Not good music: 156

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