Music for 1/26/18!!! Pale Waves, Petra Glynt, Fucking Fall Out Boy!

@@@ Pale Waves: My Obsession (Dirty Hit, 2018). Off a Line of Best Fit promo email.  Undeniably fun from what I hear.  If 1980’s synth pop rock is undeniably fun well this is mad undeniably fun.  Doubly undeniably fun.  The female singer sounds a lot like Dolores Riordan from the Cranberries.  I wasn’t a fan but I didn’t wish her death.  She’s also got a pube of Madonna going on.  Not an actual pube, though I wouldn’t want to shame Madonna’s pubes. They’re probably pretty high end.  She’s never going to stop loving you!  Believe it (or not).  I have to keep typing or I might nod off — this is some extremely familiar business.  I made it 2:17, that’s pretty good.  It’s not horribly performed it’s just super cliche and sleepytime tea as far as I’m concerned.

@@@ Petra Glynt: This Trip (Vibe Over Method, 2018)  I had to take a day off as I had shit to do in the real world so I can’t remember where this track came from.  As in how I got to it. It’s femme semi- (or quarterly) funky electronic influenced music with a dash of aggro/industrial.  I have no problem with pissed off women but you gotta hit me with some genuine bad feeling or I’m not buying it.  Some PJ Harvey shit, naimsayin’?  This is part of the way there and kind of ends up as sour milk pop rock.  The video spins around a whole bunch so if you have vertigo forego that shit and coincidentally I made it right around 2:15 so maybe that’s the number for the day.

@@@ Fall Out Boy: Mania (Island, 2018)  Let me just say Imma fucking huge Fall Out Boy fan (not).  They’re awesome (not), they just fuck shit up (not), and most of all they’re not just in it for the money (not).  So let’s peep.  Here we go with the intro, I’m so nervous cuz Fall Out Boy is the real deal.  They move me and my bowels.  The singer is most definitely not a douche.  Only Fall Out Boy would bite Drake and go for a white boy slinky watered down dancehall thing.  Fucking unbelievable as far as I’m concerned.  I’m so inspired by this music and its originality and I don’t think they’re biting it at all.  I wish the tune would never end, that’s how good it is.  Do yourself a favor and get on this bitch because it’s atomic in energy and authenticity.  The way he gasps when he sings, it just works for me bigly.  I can imagine Trump doing a 2 step to this number.  And then Trump sidles over to the bed where he then shits on a prostitute!  Bigly, what an image.  This must be awesome as 13 million people have checked it out.

YTD recordings listened to: 50
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 28
Not good music: 21

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo

 

 

 

 

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Music for 1/26/18!!! Pale Waves, Petra Glynt, Fucking Fall Out Boy!

@@@ Pale Waves: My Obsession (Dirty Hit, 2018). Off a Line of Best Fit promo email. Undeniably fun from what I hear. If 1980’s synth pop rock is undeniably fun well this is mad undeniably fun. Doubly undeniably fun. The female singer sounds a lot like Dolores Riordan from the Cranberries. I wasn’t a fan but I didn’t wish her death. She’s also got a pube of Madonna going on. Not an actual pube, though I wouldn’t want to shame Madonna’s pubes. They’re probably pretty high end. She’s never going to stop loving you! Believe it (or not). I have to keep typing or I might nod off — this is some extremely familiar business. I made it 2:17, that’s pretty good. It’s not horribly performed it’s just super cliche and sleepytime tea as far as I’m concerned.

@@@ Petra Glynt: This Trip (Vibe Over Method, 2018) I had to take a day off as I had shit to do in the real world so I can’t remember where this track came from. As in how I got to it. It’s femme semi- (or quarterly) funky electronic influenced music with a dash of aggro/industrial. I have no problem with pissed off women but you gotta hit me with some genuine bad feeling or I’m not buying it. Some PJ Harvey shit, naimsayin’? This is part of the way there and kind of ends up as sour milk pop rock. The video spins around a whole bunch so if you have vertigo forego that shit and coincidentally I made it right around 2:15 so maybe that’s the number for the day.

@@@ Fall Out Boy: Mania (Island, 2018) Let me just say Imma fucking huge Fall Out Boy fan (not). They’re awesome (not), they just fuck shit up (not), and most of all they’re not just in it for the money (not). So let’s peep. Here we go with the intro, I’m so nervous cuz Fall Out Boy is the real deal. They move me and my bowels. The singer is most definitely not a douche. Only Fall Out Boy would bite Drake and go for a white boy slinky watered down dancehall thing. Fucking unbelievable as far as I’m concerned. I’m so inspired by this music and its originality and I don’t think they’re biting it at all. I wish the tune would never end, that’s how good it is. Do yourself a favor and get on this bitch because it’s atomic in energy and authenticity. The way he gasps when he sings, it just works for me bigly. I can imagine Trump doing a 2 step to this number. And then Trump sidles over to the bed where he then shits on a prostitute! Bigly, what an image. This must be awesome as 13 million people have checked it out.

YTD recordings listened to: 50
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 28
Not good music: 21

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo

 

Music for 1/23/18!!! Jaws of Love, Noah Haidu, Xylouris White

@@@ Jaws of Love: Wild Honey Pie Buzz Session (K-Rizzla, 2018)  Fragile and heartfelt indie I got to via the Twatter.  Prefer the Twatter to the Facebook, hate the Fucking Zuckiebook.  Piano + earnest piano = so many feelings.  This is in the tradition of the Hornsby fella, the Ben Folds fella, and worst of all the Coldplay fella.  That dude needs a spiritual slap (like Ed Sheehan) — Coldplay dude to make sure I’m clear.  It’s just too precious for me, I will skip to the second tune and if it’s just dude and his piano I’m gonna be out like bell bottom jeans.  Oh, it’s not looking good, more feelings and let me propose the idea that it’s maybe too many feelings.  I’m sorry he’s so melancholy but I would prefer to have him lick his wounds in private.  The production is good, the sounds are nice, he’s got a really nice voice, but I’m just not into the tunes.

@@@ Noah Haidu: Slipstream (N/A, 2018) I saw this jazz record on the Twatter and y’all know how much I love the Twatter and everything it stands for.  It is described as adventurous and fresh and swinging and on this first tune I hear the second two adjectives.  It is very clean straight jazz production with a medium large ensemble — piano, trumpet and sax, bass and drums.  The sounds are great if not a tad sanitized and the energy is high.  I could use more adventure myself.

@@@ Xylouris White: Mother (Bella Union, 2018). Off this week’s All Music notable release email.  I’ve had this artist on best of year lists so that pretty much guarantees a listen for a couple/few records.  I like Mr. White because he’s got some freak going on, he’s got energy and his shit is a bit messy.  I hate these bands where their shit is swirled up like a beautiful ice cream cone.  I think the desire for mess has receded since 9/11 which was a big ol’ mess.  More ghetto theories on the house.  We get an extended instrumental intro that sounds like it’s about to gel into something.  I guess not.  Ah, here we go with some Captain Beefheart manic freak rocking on this second tune, Only Love.  He sings in Greek and I know he’s Greek from when I peeped his music before.  Is it racist to say that I want a baklava right now?  I don’t think so but I don’t want to be like President Ill-Bitch with his racist shit.  Ooh, I’m feeling this ambient third tune, Motorcycle Kondilies.  It’s got a drum beat in the back, some melodic half strumming and White sliding around some less than common scale.  It’s spacious and weird and I’m in no position right now to get a baklava.  God dammit.  Check Xylouris out, he’s got his own thing going for sure — it’s not a super hipster thing and it’s cool.

YTD recordings listened to: 47
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 26
Not good music: 20

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo

Music for 1/10/18!!! Dead Quiet, Richard Dawson, Justin Timberlake

@@@ Dead Quiet: Grand Rites (Artoffact, 2018)  Off the heavy section at CFUV out in Vancouver.  It’s more of a classic hard rock riff machine than a super pissed metal thing.  Oh the organ on the opener is filthy as it gets into the power hippie shit of yonder years.  The singer is mad dramatical, equal parts yearning and angry so it’s quite a celebration of unhappiness.  Myself I would rather listen to Wolfmother’s debut record than this but they have high energy.

@@@ Richard Dawson: Peasant (Domino, 2017) This record is on the top 50 records of 2017 at Line of Best Fit and after a jazz-ish opening track it moves into a version of British folk but with some indie weirdness injected into it.  The record has a pleasant jammy feel to it with extended horn solos in the instrumental opener and guitar on the third tune, Soldier.  Dawson’s voice works for the material and I appreciate the weirdness of the record without loving the record.

@@@ Justin Timberlake: Filthy (RCA, 2017)  A pre-release single off an upcoming Timberlake full length.  He is trying to recapture the booty king crown and he does all right with it though I find the arrangement to be far more sophisticated than his vocal work or his lyrics.  Somebody does a good job of taking late ’80s Prince music and adding some more modern sounds to it.  The rock section is ass as far as I’m concerned, he should stick with the Mickey Mouse funk.  The basslines and the synth work is high end for sure and really goes a long way to keep this from sinking to the bottom of the ocean floor.

YTD recordings listened to: 26
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 13
Not good music: 12

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Open Mike Eagle

Music for 11/27/17!!! James Arthur, Neck of the Woods, Blank Range

@@@  James Arthur: Naked (Sony Germany, 2017)  Having half of you is not enough, he’s standing naked!  He’s not really saying why he’s naked — he’s got relationship problems in this electro pop tune.  He’s giving all he can for chrissakes!  It’s building like a stock market rally though his voice is kinda doughy.  I see from his Apple Music discography that he’s a tattooed bitch so that’s the marketing sell.  He’s a rough boy going pop loverboy.  I can’t really figure out how he’s going to give her everything when he’s standing there naked.  Maybe he has the world stuffed up his ass.  It’s possible, he’s keestering the world.  A lyric video, Christmas is early bitches!

@@@ Neck of the Woods: The Passenger (Self-released, 2017) Some hard rock/heavy music off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  Oh my the singer is pissed — his vocal cords turning to fiberglass threads with a rough but not crazy metal band behind him.  I feel bad the singer is so out of sorts — it’s the holidays and the stock market is at record highs!  I prefer my metal much messier and crushed but check this out for yourself.

@@@ Blank Range: Marooned with the Treasure (Sturdy Girls, 2017)  Classic roots rock off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  Shades of the Band, Blues Traveller with a twangy singer, a lot of guitars and a little hippie looseness to get you over the hump.  You also get some old school organ to go with the duel guitar attack. I’m not particularly in the mood for this but it’s all right.

YTD recordings listened to: 761
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 407
Not good music: 317

Buys: 9
Honorable Mentions: 7

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Boubacare Traore, Les Filles De Illighadad, Curtis Harding

Music for 11/25/17!!! The Light Wires, The Body and Full of Hell

@@@ The Light Wires: The Invisible Hand (Sofaburn, 2017)  I dug Jeremy Pinnell’s first solo record so I wanted to listen to the band he had before he went solo.  This is a reissue of previously released music.  This first tune sports a heavy Replacements vibe (including his voice) which I dig.  Big American guitars.  The second tune is a couple notches above a ballad still with the big ass guitars.  It’s more rocking and less lonesome than his first solo — more classic American rock and I like it.  It’s crazy how much he sounds like Paul Westerberg on these tracks.  I’m going to swing back on this record but fans of Tom Petty, the Replacements (obviously), and Soul Asylum should check this.

@@@ The Body and Full of Hell: Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey, 2017)  Some death metal/black metal off this week’s CFUV playlist email.  I would say this definitely has some art school noise blended into this black metal.  It’s full on but with art sauce.  I like it.  The second tune does the same thing as it presents a little electronic intro before diving deep into the mosh pit.  A mosh pit whose overlord is an orc.  The guitars are noiser and less slab like than a typical metal record so there are most definitely variations to the formula going on here.  I usually don’t like to mix electronic elements with my heavy metal but this works for me.  Check for yourselves.

YTD recordings listened to: 758
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 405
Not good music: 315

Buys: 9
Honorable Mentions: 7

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Boubacare Traore, Les Filles De Illighadad, Curtis Harding

Music for 11/10/16!!! Rich Chigga, NE-HI, The Used

@@@ Rich Chigga: Crisis (Empire, 2017)  A trap single occupying the #1 position on the Apple Music hot tracks section.  Slack rhymes in the verse but the chorus opens up into a half sung description of a touring hip hop act going through cities all the time each city containing ladies, if you know what I’m saying.  Standard skitter/fat bass contrast and a thin arrangement with some trippy synth arrangements.  Mr. Chigga is pretty clear that he will steal your bitch and I have no reason to doubt him.  I get that the slack vocal rhyming is a style/pose but it’s snoozy unless you’re busted out on cough syrup or something similar.

@@@ NE-HI: The Times I’m Not There (Manic Static, 2014) I saw on the Twatter that this track had been reworked so Imma guessing it’s a great indie track (or hipsters think thus) and they’re recycling it for some deep reason.  Let us peep and talk amongst ourselves.  It’s gonna benefit Chicago Public Schools so you can’t shit on that.  I saw that on the GooglePimp, I love the GooglePimp.   It starts out with an indie guitar riff and then they bring in some luscious female r&b vocals which is a nice flavor combination.  After the initial musical statement it kinda remains and floats in that vibe — I coulda used a bit more flavor added at the end.  Don’t call me a bitch, I’m just saying.

@@@ The Used: The Canyon (Hopeless Records, 2017)  I got to this post hardcore record via last week’s All Music notable release email.  It starts with the singer talking about holding somebody’s hand and telling them how much they loved them.  Okay!  After that it’s a man and his acoustic guitar and while the dude does a really good job with the vocal melody it’s a cheese fest for sure.  Let’s peep more and see how this goes.  The second tune abandons all that and goes into a clean, mainstream hard rock groove.  By the time it reaches the chorus it’s a lot of energy and tempo though it is careful not to fully melt down.  The singer is driving the bus here as the band is not as powerful as his voice and its deployment.  Big choruses here, it’s arena rock with a few pubes of emo and a lot of heavy pop.  This is aimed right at the heart of alienated mall walkers.  For me it’s short on genuine, messy human emotions and for that folks should check out Rites of Spring.

YTD recordings listened to: 729
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 391
Not good music: 305

Buys: 9
Honorable Mentions: 7

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, 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, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Benjamin Booker, Irreversible Entanglements, Converge, Boubacare Traore