@@@ Dadabots: Coditany of Timeness (N/A, 2017) The great thing about computer generated albums….well the first is that record labels won’t have to pay royalties as the machine is a slave. But for revieweres, computer generated music can be shit upon without hurting any feelings. It’s just algorithm based sound! This first tune opens up stormy and a tad boring before the computer gets into a fat thrash. I don’t know if the record has a robot producer but they could use a little high end in here. I’m sure they will get the computer to introduce creativity and change into the music but this is not a xerox copy but not very compelling music. But because humans hate humans and the humans in charge of music hate paying humans who make humans get ready for a tidal wave of computer generated oatmeal-music!!! Hmmm, the future is bright and tasty and really repetitive.
@@@ Ed Sheeran and Beyonce: Perfect Duet (Asylum, 2017) A remix of dreams. The tattoed hedgehog of gooey ballads and the queen troll of veganism combine for something that is difficult to imagine. Somebody get me a tissue and let me listen to the Bey on the mic. She’s got the choir behind her, I need some new underwear!!! This is bigger than Ebony and Ivory with MJ and Paul McCartney. Oh Ed, you sexy rodent bitch, this is just too many feelings of love. We’re in the ooh and ahh section, they’re dancing in the dark, it’s mad romantic. Trump can’t make America great again, but Eddie boy and Beyonce can! OMG, OMG, OMG the best cheese of this holiday season. Smooth and intimate, I just want to dance in the dark with this wedge of cheese between my arms. Kill me now so I can go to heaven!
@@@ Xenoula: Xenoula (Domino, 2017) Some indie electronic off this week’s All Music notable release email. You will pardon me if this review is a bit garbled as I’m still pretty broken up over this Ed Sheeran/Beyonce love-gasm. This is a mash of club music sounds (this first tune is beat-less) and synth rock with a few pubes of indie in the vibes area. The second tune brings the beats and it evokes ’80s synth rock but weirder. I appreciate the weirdness of Domino’s records while not having many stick with me. I’m on the third tune and this is pretty much undercover electro pop — sweet and cute with a lot of electro sounds.
YTD recordings listened to: 773
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 415
Not good music: 321
Honorable Mentions: 7
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