Music for 4/3/20!!! MV Carbon, Val Jeanty, Yves Tumor, Rebecca Foon, Frazey Ford

@@@ MV Carbon: Hold On (N/A, 2017) I got to this listen and the one below via an email from the BK adventurous music club Roulette.  This first tune is from a two song EP and it opens somewhere in art school Nine Inch Nails territory.  After an intro it gets a bit creepy with a delayed or doubled female vocal melody.  The keyboard playing sports a pleasantly bedroom type of vibe, it’s purposefully jumping around.  It’s an all right dark electro quasi-vampire track.  I was expecting something more freaky.

@@@ Val Jeanty: Faces (N/A, N/A) A Hatian born electronic music composer turntablist artist busting out with a stew of Nina Simone vocal samples, some organ pumping low, shaker type percussion, an occasional soprano sax burst, and maybe Ms. Jeanty singing.  It’s a really nice collage of sounds.  I like Jeanty’s singing (or whoever is singing) and the electronic sounds the most of what’s heer and the soprano sax is my least favorite component.  I wanted more bass but it’s some really well done non-white Laurie Anderson type electronic music stew.

@@@ Yves Tumor: Gospel for a New Century (Warp, 2020)  A pre-release single from a record getting a big up over at the Guardian as a work of genius.  A big wide mix awaits you here — lots of electro sounds pumping and percolating and buzzing in the stereo filed.  There’s a crunch to then and then Mr. Tumor comes in with some nice contrasting singing.  He sounds a bit tired of the world or himself (and I get that).  It’s a relationship song that goes full rock in the chorus and becomes much more standard and predictable than the verse.  My favorite part here is the bass player and Tumor’s singing style, the crunchiness of the mix and the chorus are my least favorite parts.

@@@ Rebecca Foon: Dreams to Be Born (Constellation, 2020) Both of these listens (this one and the one below) are from this week’s CFUV playlist email.  This opens up intimate piano and vocals style and while I don’t usually go for it it’s jarring and pulled me into the tune.  I’m not listening to the lyrics but I believe they’re pretty heavy.  Foon’s voice is both husky and feminine and I think that full tone is making it easier for me to accept the premise of the sounds.  A few new sounds are added but the tune doesn’t really go anywhere, it’s a series of repeating chords.  There is a big introduction of single string swells for the last bit of the tune which I’m agnostic about.  I wish those had been electronic sounds at the end.

@@@ Frazey Ford – Azad (Arts & Crafts)  Singer songwriter business off the CFUV weekly email.  Brisk rock beat with a tiny funk to it, piano, and a nice rock bass sound pumping up from underneath.  Great organ sound that could be louder in the mix and a female singer.  A little bit country, a little bit rock, a little gospel.  By the midway point the tempo hasn’t risen but the energy has with more voices, more urgent singing and little bits added to the song.

YTD recordings listened to: 245
Good music, not list worthy: 133
Not good music: 106

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, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes, Tony Allen, Fra Fra, Nihiloxica

 

Music for 3/24/20!!! Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, Morrissey, Adam Lambert, Kelsea Bellerini

@@@ Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela: Rejoice (World Circuit, 2020) Songs reconstructed after a session between Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela in 2010.  I read that shit somewhere, GooglePimp it if you like it.  Here in the Guardian.  It’s a sparse mix with Tony Allen’s drumming right up front which is great for me.  The sound on these mixes is just stellar — clear, funky and it sounds like you’re in the room with Tony Allen. Audio awesomeness.  I love great drummers and Tony Allen is one of the best ever in my opinion.  If you don’t appreciate great drummers this record might not be as compelling for your ears but these two play well together (I’m not a big trumpet guy), they put some nice sounds around it, it’s a best of year record for me.

@@@ Morrissey: I’m Not a Dog on a Chain (BMG, 2020)  I really respect Morrissey’s militant vegetarianism but his recent turn towards the fascist folks politically is a bit unnerving.  This has a bit of classic of Morrissey’s vintage bitchy melodic lilt but the drum beat here is odd (not bad, but oddly pop thrashy).  Over the course of the 4 minute tune he does build to quite a self-important crescendo as the lyrics are all about his real life turmoil with the press and the unfairness of it all.  Musically, it holds together but just barely.

@@@ Adam Lambert: Velvet (Empire, 2020)  Also off this week’s All Music notable release email.  He’s channeling a Michael Jackson thing here — very sweet and melodic but not quite the chops of MJ.  The same guitar Jackson guitar plink, there are a lot of sonic similarities.  He wants to rock something in his own special way though he is biting Rock this Way pretty hard.  I guess the kids won’t call him out as they don’t remember.

@@@ Kelsea Ballerini: homecoming queen? (Black River, 2020)  All Music!  Starts out reasonable with acoustic guitar but be careful the cheese bomb is gonna come, I can feel it.  Wait for the chorus — even the homecoming queen cries.  God that hits hard, I got go get a tissue.  I’m busted up between the Kung Flu and that hook.  The tune goes down in the chorus, you know that emotional uppercut to the nutsack so I give it points for doing that, but it’s plastic.

@@@ Lamb of God: Memento Mori (Epic/Sony, 2020)  A pre-release track from an upcoming release.  I’ve always thought of these guys as Metallica wannabes and this track doesn’t discourage that idea.  Not a clone but in the same neighborhood.  After an overwrought intro they move into a double kick head crusher and full guitar hammer pounding.  I like the singer more than the redneck cowboy that fronts Metallica but otherwise it’s pretty standard fare.  It goes out better than it came in, otherwise I feel like it didn’t move the needle on my perception of this band.

YTD recordings listened to: 212
Good music, not list worthy: 118
Not good music: 93

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, Gambian Griot Kora Duets, Drama, Beatrice Dillon, Mass Worship, mmmonika, Les Deuxluxes, Tony Allen

Music for 3/4/20!!! Lauran Hibberd, Juniore, Caribou, Black Market Brass

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@@@ Lauran Hibberd: Everything Is Dogs EP (Self-released, 2020) Retro Breeders style femme fronted power pop punk off the Line of Best Fit.  It’s chill in the verse, guess what’s coming?  You guessed it, the chorus crush.  It’s a pretty standard formula — a big drum sound, verse-chorus yadda yadda yadda, but her breathy voice adds a bit of teasing flirtatiousness to the proceedings.  I find it lessens the humor of the formula and makes it sound more mercenary.

@@@ Juniore: Un, Dieux, Trois (Le Parlophone, 2020) More pop is what the Line of Best Fit is saying but a female singing in French an un-American pop feel.  It’s a tad poppy while it’s also a bit dark and trippy.  I have a fair number of French pop records and they can be more expansive than its American counterpart which is basically a softcore porn show.  The French will give you a little lounge, some pop, a tad of rock and maybe a few touches of stinky cheese to funk-a-fy the proceedings.  This record is higher on the lounge factor and less dreamy than a bunch of what I’ve heard.

@@@ Caribou: Suddenly (Merge, 2020) I’m gonna be honest here, I get Caribou confused with Deertick and Deerhoof and Mooseneck.  That last band doesn’t exist btw.  He’s rocking an intimate electronic indie thing on this first tune.  The second tune brings in the live drummer and it’s suddenly more of a soft, classic rock thing.  This is some Air Supply type shit with updated electronic sounds.  Man, an MC came in to the middle of this wishing water fountain and started dropping rhymes and I just thought, no you didn’t.  No you didn’t.

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@@@ BLACK MARKET BRASS: Undying Thirst (Colemine, 2019)  Let’s throw something in here from WRIR’s weekly playlist email.  This first tune comes out swinging Afrobeat style with swaggering horn lines and a multitude of percussion.  I’m on the third tune and it’s been all instrumental up to this point.  I dig that as I find a lot of Afrobeat singers a bit righteous for my taste but it also leaves you with a bit less to listen to.  I like the horn playing here, they have big ass energy but I haven’t heard a head ripping solo that really pulled me in and kicked my ass.  I could use some fire like that and some sections where they come out of the groove and go back into it.  Otherwise a fine party Afrobeat record. Oh, some baritone horn player just started braying like a donkey so I got some fire and flavor. Sooner people, give me this shit sooner.

YTD recordings listened to: 157
Good music, not list worthy: 89
Not good music: 68

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, Gambian Griot Kora Duets

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 12/31/19!!! Da Baby, Tyler the Creator

@@@ Da Baby: Suge (Interscope, 2019)  I listened to tracks from the second Da Baby but I may or may not have peeped this massive hip hop single for 2019.  It’s a very focused arrangement with fat fat synth bass, a tasty and light trap beat while Da Baby celebrates his lifestyle.  He’s a young CEO by the way.  It’s not my favorite track of the year but it has bounce for days and Da Baby is all over the microphone and other men’s womens.  Beat at the top of my list, minimalist arrangement after that, microphone energy after that.

@@@ Tyler the Creator: Earfquake (Columbia, 2019)  Tyler the Creator is one of the most fascinating figures in hip hop.  I’m not sure it always translates into the music but he’s a shapeshifter, musically and image-wise and possibly even sexually fluid as well but that’s not my bidness.  This is a quirky hip hop ballad that is both genuine and weird and soulful.  After an extended sung intro a rhymed section with strings comes in before it heads back into the sung hook section.  Part Prince, part trap, part Pee Wee Herman playland, I dig the track conceptually but as music it’s above average for me.  Not mind blowing.  Happy 2020 people!

YTD recordings listened to: 673
Good music, not list worthy: 408
Not good music: 222

Best: 8
Honorable Mentions: 15

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

Music for 12/29/19!!! Christian aTunde Adjuah, Daisy the Great

@@@ Christian aTunde Adjuah: Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope, 2019) This New Orleans jazz musician is on Ted Gioia’s best of 2019.  It doesn’t open as straight jazz record might, it’s ambient with world music influences as well as hippie music.  The second tune switches to some pretty wicked hand drumming with Saul Williams (who I dig) doing some spoken word business.  The word sprawling might fit for this record.  Cosmic as well.  I’m feeling this second tune — the sounds, the playing, the vibe of it.  I appreciate this reimaging and merging of jazz ideas with other musics and concepts.  The drumming is especially welcome to my listening as it adds so much energy to the music.

@@@ Daisy the Great: I’m Not Getting Any Taller (Paper Moon, 2019)  A record that also appears on Ted Gioia’s best of 2019 list.  It is female driven, intimate bedroom folk indie.  In a rare turn for indie music the rhythm on the track opens up after the intro into some swinging.  The lyrics revolve around relationships and self reflection while the music continues to bounce in a way less annoying than most indie music.  It’s not really my thing but I get the appeal for sure.  Creative arrangements, nice sounds and production, and lyrics that some may like.  It’s not bedroom folk indie, that was just the intro to the first tune, it’s bouncy indie.

YTD recordings listened to: 671
Good music, not list worthy: 406
Not good music: 222

Best: 8
Honorable Mentions: 15

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

Music for 11/25/19!!! Nasty Cherry, Girl Ray, LSDXOXO

@@@ Nasty Cherry: Season 1 EP (Warner, 2019)  These first two listens are from the Line of Best weekly email.  This EP is connected to some show on Netflix so there’s the marketing there.  The first tune comes out as a hard bite on the early Controversy-era Prince sound.  I’m not sure I could sleep at night if I bit it this hard.  The second tune, Music with your Dad, switches the sound to a more mainstream electronic with no funk aspirations.  From where I’m listening I’m guessing these gals aren’t musicians or they aren’t experienced musicians and a bunch of corporate music types (my fucking favorite kind of music person) is giving the marching orders here.  Do what I say and you’ll be famous!!!!  Yes sir.  Unfortunately the music is xeroxed trash.  Sometimes in life you gotta call a garbage can a garbage can.  It’s trash because it’s so empty of any genuine emotion or connection.

@@@ Girl Ray: Girl (Moshi Moshi, 2019) Oh Lord it’s gonna be a rough listen day.  Apparently these gals went from indie pop to straight pop and I’m hearing some vanilla ass Lionel Ritchie shit.  Oy, what a shonda!  Not quite as calculated as the previos record but there is something about the craven lack of spontaneity and humanity in much of today’s music that makes me feel it’s not only not art, it’s the work of a fascist aesthetic.  The band assembled these in competent manner but there’s a coolness and aloofness to the pop which I find unappealing.

@@@ LSDXOXO: Burn the Witch (Independent, 2019) I saw this queer hip hop artist profiled on Crack Magazine but I can’t hit you with his latest single, Bed Rest, but this track is about a year old.  The sounds presented here are mostly upbeat dancefloor with some retro hip hop rhyming going on.  It’s an exhortation to get sweaty and move the body out on the dancefloor.  As it’s dance business the focus here is on the groove and building it rather the verse/chorus, verse/chorus.  It’s not as pornographic and shocking as I expected it to be but it’s a solid track.

YTD recordings listened to: 616
Good music, not list worthy: 368
Not good music: 207

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, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx, Bonnie Baxter, Danny Brown, clipping., Deafkids, Michael Kiwanuka, Kelly Moran, Canalon de Timbiqui, Pour Me a Grog, Loscil, The Good Ones