@@@ Summer Dennis & Rhymes: When It’s this Good (N/A, 2020) I got to this funk track via a music publicist email. Opening up lush and bedroom style-y it’s got a nice arpeggiated harp like sound but it’s not really a funk track, it’s a booty ballad. Unless it explodes later in the song. It’s has a snare side stick centered beat and Ms. Dennis really works the microphone. Or maybe she’s Rhymes and the guitar sideman is Summer Dennis, but that’s a bit beside the point. It didn’t explode later in the song.
@@@ Sunshine Boys: InfinityGirl (Pravda, 2020) I got to this pre-release single via a music publicist out in the Chicago area. It’s a retro, guitar indie tune with classic earnest singing. The singer sound a bit like Michael Stipe with more gravel to his voice and the guitars are both rocking and jangly. They remind me most of the later Lemonheads.
@@@ William Doyle: Your Wilderness Revisited (William Doyle, 2019) I got to this songwriter record via the Line of Best fit. Magazines and websites will do features with musicians talking about their favorite music as an indirect way of promoting their most recent release. The first tune on this record is a pastoral, folk rock number with Doyle working a fragile vocal style. Very regal befitting our allies across the pond. He’s also got some proggy feels up in this record, I’m guessing he’s heard a bunch of Yes records. I like his singing but I wish I liked the music more.
YTD recordings listened to: 98
Good music, not list worthy: 58
Not good music: 40
Honorable Mentions: 0
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