Music for 2/26/20!!! The Weeknd, Ozzy Osbourne, Yella Beezy, Pearl Jam

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@@@ Thee Weeknd: After Hours (Republic/UMG, 2020) Wow, the #1 track in the Apple Music hot tracks section clocks in just over 6 minutes.  Fans of the Weeknd are gonna shit themselves but those of us awaiting our turn to recognize his genius are gonna think, yikes that’s a lotta Weeknd.  This one is looking to be an epic loverboy, falsetto monster shot laced with sadness and regret.  Very nice bass sounds, the beat comes in around 2 minutes and it’s all right without blowing my socks off.  This is a heartbreak booty shaker.  He’s a bit of a sad sack but they want you out on the dancefloor!!  I give a lot of respect to the sounds here and he sings all right but I don’t think most folks need 6 minutes of this.  I almost made it to the end but I don’t feel great about that.

@@@ Ozzy Osbourne: It’s a Raid  (Sony, 2020) The question presented by Ozzy Osbourne’s new single is ‘have we reached peak Post Malone?’  I might have reached Peak Malone about a year ago but hey that’s just me.  It opens up with some fresher sounds than what you would expect from the lead singer in Black Sabbath.  Drums high in the mix and I dig that, a few pop flourishes in the background vocals.  Post_Peak Malone does all right but his presence on the mic is lower than Ozzy (though this is a huge stack of Ozzy Osbourne vocal tracks).  It’s a bit of slop shop lyrically, I have no clues what’s going on but it’s about kicking it and rebelling and being frustrated that much is clear.  Unless I’m mistaken, Post Malone walked past this track he didn’t really do that much.

@@@ Yella Beezy: Keep it In the Streets (Hitco, 2020) A Hendrix like guitar figure, some classic 808 beats, a sung vocal hook are the main components out of the gate here.  I don’t know if Mr. Beezy is doing the singing on the hook but it’s definitely hip hop with sprinkles and extra goodies.  #interesting.  A lot of energy comes out of these rhymes and it’s about the streets but it’s so quick you gotta pay attention and the guitar hook gives it a decidedly non gangsta flow.  The elements by themselves are not the most interesting but their combination is creative and I give respect to that.  A little dancehall flavored rhyming, an old school black power hippie riff, and some beats.

@@@ Pearl Jam: Superblood Wolfmoon (Epic, 2020) I actively enjoy disliking Pearl Jam and I have for a long time.  They’re trying to step out on their new record with some fresh energy and some different feels but it’s still Eddie Vedder, whose self-righteous tone lies like a moist blanket on the Jam of Pearl.  On this track they use a classic guitar power stroke, a straight beat and they rely on Mr. Vedder and a background vocal arrangement to keep the track fresht.  Big arena guitar shred solo, it’s all right.  It sounds like they want to kick out the jams, ya know just leave it all out on the floor as they say.  It doesn’t move the needle for me, but maybe for folks out there?

YTD recordings listened to: 136
Good music, not list worthy: 80
Not good music: 56

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, 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

 

Music for 2/18/20!!! Sam Smith, Migos, Ignorantes, Bad Bunny, Ingrid Andress

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Sam Smith: To Die For (Capitol/Universal, 2020)  A pre-release single from Sam Smith’s new record.  I’m not a big huge Sam Smith fan, it’s just too schmaltzy for me.  He can sing, but it’s mad cliche.  This tune features a sparse arrangement behind his voice — a filtered, somewhat funky beat, a bit of strings, some piano.  Sam’s lonely, that’s the message here.  Maybe if he wasn’t such a bummer?  I like how the beat is eq filtered, I don’t like how there are more vocal tracks as the tune moves on though it doesn’t go over the top.  Good luck out there Sam.

Migos: Give No Fxk (Motown, 2020)  Migos don’t give a fuck!  With two vocal guests to boot.  Super fat bass, I enjoy that.  The rest of the arrangement, meh, it sounds a bit disposable.  I guess Migos don’t give a fuck about the lasting value of their tracks.  ‘I got too many diamonds, I look awesome’.  I can’t say that’s the best vocal line I’ve heard.  They’re running business, they’re making a lot of money, somebody in the back of the mix keeps saying flush it, so maybe they got a clogged toilet.  And I will do as that MC commands and I will flush it.

Bad Bunny & Sech: Ignorantes (Rimas, 2020) Dag, my Apple Music keeps crashing, what a pain in the ass.  I gotta go ghetto with the GooglePimpTube, I hate the GooglePimpTube, it sounds like shit.  Bad Bunny is a loverboy and a bit fat tongued as well.  He’s a big deal fo sho.  I like the arrangements more than I like his voice but it doesn’t matter what I like as this video has 20 million hits in 4 days.  You go bad bunny!  I like his guest vocalist more than I dig him.  He’s really not a very charismatic vocalist but when you’re a hottie you get to roll like that.

Ingrid Andress: Life of the Party  I’m still on the GooglePimpTube and I’ve listened to the top 8 songs from Apple Music hot tracks and fuck it’s been a sad journey and we’re gonna end this death march with this track by Ms. Andress who’s been the life of the party since he left.  She’s drinking a lot and she’s lonely, maybe she should roll out on Sam Smith, he’s lonely too!  I’m open to the lyrical topic but the cliche lyrics, I ask America can we not do better than this?  If she’s the life of the party I don’t want to go to the party, it sounds mad boring.  I’d rather drink by myself.  I can’t tell if she’s an aspiring country singer or a pop star or both, I get a few country feels.  When she goes high in the chorus proclaiming that she’s the life of the party….oy.

YTD recordings listened to: 122
Good music, not list worthy: 70
Not good music: 52

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, 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

Music for 2/17/20!!! Billie Ellish, Future, Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Justin Beebs

Check out these hot tracks for February 17, 2020, President’s Day.  We have a giant insane orangutan in the White House, not a President.

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Billie Ellish: No Time to Die.  My view, overrated, not nearly as flavorful as presented, frankly a piece of odd young meat for older dudes to salivate over.  And she plays into it for sure.  This is her Bond theme.  Wow, it’s a snoozer, a bit of an oxy Bond theme.  It’s only in the last 45 seconds does any sort of Bond drama come in.  Wow, a full diaper load, a genuine stinker.  Also too much reverb all over the place — it sounds mad washed out.

Future: Life is Good.  I haven’t heard the Future number that made me go, Oh yeah Future has it going on.  Standard trap beat but it sounds like he needs a seat halfway through the track — he sounds tired.  Halfway through the tune does a 180 and firms up and he doesn’t sound all tired.  Fat, distorto bass and tough and tight mic rhythms.  There’s more than one MC and I can’t believe it but Drake kills it on this guest appearance.  I don’t know what’s up with the first half of the track, it sucks comparatively.

Boogie wit da Hoodie: Numbers — I like Mr. Boogie, he’s got flavor, this track is no exception.  It opens with a howling animal noises and strummed acoustic guitar.  It’s a blend of high energy rhyming and slacker sounds.  Skittery beats.  Topic wise, I have no clues what this is about but I think it’s about making money.  Future is more expansive in this area with the Lamborghinis and the drugs and $100k rings for his ladies.

Justin Biebers: Forever What’s the verdict on the Beebs’ new mustache?  I think it makes him look like an old school porn star.  This is a pop track with a hip hop undercarriage — some skitter, an occasional flatulent bass blast and then Beebs comes in doing his super smooth schtick.  I think I might be ready for Bieber to retire.  He’s got two guests on this track one of which is Post Malone who’s a bit of a Mad Max, post apocalyptic pop star with those face tats.  I’m agnostic on the face tats, but they are striking.  I do like the synth marimba that propels the track.  Maybe the young ladies appreciate this track more than I do.  I find it cliche and a bit tired except for the marimba thingy.

YTD recordings listened to: 118
Good music, not list worthy: 69
Not good music: 46

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, 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

 

 

 

 

Music for 2/11/20!!! Best Coast, Jeremiah Jae, Black Milk, Elton John

@@@ Best Coast:  Always Tomorrow (Concord, 2019) I got to this via the New York Times which has some of the worst music writing in the country, if not the world.  Trashily pimped by moneyed music publicists.  I was expecting some self-indulgent woe is me white people’s music but it’s early to mid ’80s rock that actually rocks.   This first tune is a ramped up tune similar to something you’d hear from the Go Gos.  The second tune gets marked down for biting Joan Jett’s ‘I love Rock ‘n Roll’ so hard right out of the gate.  Ooh, I liked the first track but this second one stinks.  I’ll check the last pre-release tune from a record out Feb 21.  Oh no, a cheesy ballad, yikers!  I liked the first track then two duds after that.

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@@@ Jeremiah Jae: Complicate Your Life with Violence (Mello, 2019)  Off an All Music notable release email from last fall.  I like this hip hop label Mello a whole bunch as they release very interesting stuff.  It’s funky with old school soul and swing sounds.  Thus far I’m feeling the fourth tune, Dead Battery, the best of what I’ve heard to this point.  There is so much dialog from films (I assume) that this record turns into a sort of hip hop radio play.  It’s a very creative idea and the more I listen the more I like it so I’ll swing back on this record when I have more time.

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@@@ Black Milk: DiVE (Mass Appeal, 2019) More hip hop from an All Music notable release email last fall when this record was released.  Mr. Milk is smooth but not soft sporting a very tight snare sound and smooth background oohs and ahs.   The second tune Black NAS keeps the same formula at a higher tempo and some different sounds.  I like this approach — it’s super tight in focus both lyrically and arrangement wise.  I hope the producer for this record got paid as this is outstanding work.

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@@@ Elton John: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (Virgin EMI, 2019)  A redo or a remix of an old school Elton John track from last years biopic.  It explodes with energy and it evokes classic party Motown tracks pretty well.  I got to this track via big mouth music biz honcho Bob Lefsetz.  It’s got big energy and a huge hook but I’m not sure why I would choose this over classic Motown tracks.  I’m not a fan of Elton John but this is all right.

YTD recordings listened to: 106
Good music, not list worthy: 63
Not good music: 43

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, 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

Music for 2/10/20!!! Chippy Nonstop, Meggie Brown, Nala Sinephro, The New Death Cult

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@@@ Chippy Nonstop: ThotThursday (Self-released, 2019). All of today’s listens are from a Guardian article of artists to watch in 2020.  Thus far Ms. Nonstop is aggressive and up in your grill but it’s trash.  Purposeful celebratory ill behavior trash.  Spooky ass trap production is all right if not a bit ghoulish but I don’t sense much soul to Chippy.  She ain’t havin’ no pussy ass bitches and I feel the same.

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@@@ Meggie Brown:  I Said Salute Me (Self-released, 2020) Miss Meggie has four singles up on Apple Music and Imma pick one rando.  The tune is a bit glam, a little old school punk and a whole bunch of cheek from the singer Brown.  I dig how the horns drive the music and I dig the drums but overall the arrangement is a bit of a mash and not a mash I super move towards.  A few too many background vocals.  Big ups for the rhythm section.

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I’ve scraped the interwebz pretty good and can’t find anything about this artist or music by this artist even as a sideperson.  It’s a bold claim to compare a musician to Alice Coltrane but I do want to check her out as Alice Coltrane is one of my favorite musicians of all time.  I’m checking out the single below hoping she’s on it as the blurb above says she’s associated with this jazz collective.  To my ears this is a slightly electro version of what Fela Kuti had going on.  I like it and consider it jazz like, but I don’t hear Sinephro clearly or definitively in the playing.

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@@@ The New Death Cult: Self-titled (Indie, 2019). Hard rawk!  Fucking hard rawk!!  A sweet singer, plenty of melody, and some rocking.  This is for people with jobs who don’t like to sweat too much when they work out.  Plenty of classic rock to go with your standard hard rock business.  More than a bit of Styx, a little Van Halen and other similar bands.  I’m looking back on the bands from this list and thinking it’s a music publicist shitshow up in here, these bands aren’t very good but the PR people are getting serviced.  Potty Mouth Nonstop, art punk, some not jazz jazz and some old school hard cheese rock.  Yikes.

YTD recordings listened to: 102
Good music, not list worthy: 60
Not good music: 42

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, 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

 

Music for 2/5/20!!! Fake Tony and Taydex, Steve Spacek, Prophet

@@@ Fake Tony and Taydex: Wake Up — let’s peep some Bandcamp records of the day and start out with today’s choice, some menacing and dark hip hop that doesn’t seem to embrace gangsta themes of violence and anti-female feels.  Fat bass, a sung chorus and trappish beats on this first track.  There are three pre-release highlight tunes and I like them.  A little party shout out theme on this second track Magnifique and I like the beats but do prefer full trap beats.  Hipster hop.

@@@ Steve Spacek: Houses (n/a, 2019) Opens up with some r&b swerved to the side with jazz keyboard influences, some electro garnish, oops there it goes into a smooth dancefloor banger.  People with jobs out on the dance floor!  Spacek’s falsetto vocal work and funkier arrangements put this techno into a different category.  There are passages here I find really compelling and other places not so much.

@@@ Prophet: Don’t Forget It (Stones Throw, 2019)  A record by a bedroom funk producer out of the Bay Area.  Prince feels (without the guitars), some nice keyboard playing and good singing.  It does indeed make me appreciate Prince more than it makes me want to listen to this record.  I like this a bunch and I like Prince more.

YTD recordings listened to: 95
Good music, not list worthy: 55
Not good music: 40

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, 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

Music for 1/24/20!!! Africa Express, Kool Keith, K. Flay, Four Tet

Africa Express

This record is off an All Music notable release email from last fall.  I save them and check them out a bit after release date.  Africa Express is a UK non profit bringing African and Western musicians.  Great, but thus far I’m not into the tunes.  The second tune, The City, is a world music electro with an emphasis on South African flavors.  There are a lot of musicians up in this record and I find that a bit disorienting.  I like some of the sounds but overall it’s not really my thing.

Kool Keith

I’m a fan of Mello Music Group and I try to check out their releases if I have the time.  Kool Keith is super old school and these tracks are decidedly and proudly retro.  Track Two, Foot Locker is a refreshing change in attitude and sound from today’s menacing trap.  Oh no, quite pornographic, get ready for that level of detail as he gets quite intimate with a female employee at Foot Locker.  Kool Keith is a nut with titles such as Graceland and Holy Water and he seems quite interested in tight pants in his vicinity.

K Flay

I don’t know how Apple Music has this slotted as alternative and All Music has it as Alternative Rap.  It’s pop and the deception is noted what a load of shit business that can’t describe its own product accurately.  I’m guessing it is the justified sense of shame in trafficking in this sort of shopping mall shit that leads music execs to relabel pop cheese as alternative rap.  Dirtballs.

Four Tet: Baby (Text, 2020)  Four Tet up on the Apple Tracks in near the top!  It’s a stripped down/chopped up techno dancefloor banger with a little glitter sauce up on there.  The song title and the vocals center around a vocal phrase that gets chewed up in the middle and then served over lush keyboard sounds.  It’s all right, not jump up and down material but it’s well put together and focused.  It segues to bird chirps and a babbling stream which is a bit odd before it goes back to the core.  Let’s call that a tinkle break!

YTD recordings listened to: 69
Good music, not list worthy: 38
Not good music: 29

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, 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