@@@ Thee Madkapp Courtship: By Dawns Early Light (Founders of Filth, 2018) A club record I got to via a radio dj playlist that I seen posted on the Twatter. Love the Twatter! This opens up medium funky and techno with super chill vocals. Not quite Oxy, but not far. Let’s peep more before I fall asleep. These grooves are all right but it’s pretty standard business and I think you need to be mad high to enjoy this. I’m sober right now and I’m thinking of taking a nappy. I can see from the age of the videos on the GooglePimpTube that this is most likely a re-issue. Also I started to feel the last part of the third song and could appreciate more the minimalist funk of the music. I guess they’re standard grooves because they were fresh back in the day.
@@@ Vibronics and Michael Prophet: Give me Good Feelings (Scoops, 2017) Some drum machine roots reggae I got to via the WRIR weekly playlist email. It is a fine and fat bass he’s got going with some concious reggae melodies but the drum machine really changes the vibe. It is a very brisk tempo so the drum machine is pumping hard. Not really my cup of tea but check it for yourself. I like my roots reggae dub smoked out and laidback.
@@@ Mitchell Tenpenny: Mitchel Tenpenny EP (Sony, 2018) Regular readers know how much I love the new country. The arena rock production, the stale guitars, the lyrics you can see coming down Broadway! It’s the musical equivalent of McDonalds. The opener is about his love of a great pickup he drove in high school. And then a Bon Jovi guitar solo/cheesy shred….Let’s peep some more, I expect some cut off blue jean shorts and driving down a country road with the windows down (and then pulling over for some illicit gay sex behind the gas station!) No way. I won’t make it to that anthem, this second one is the torch song. He’s been sober since you broke his heart! God damn you for doin’ that to Mitchell, you bitch. I should stay out of it. The music is pretty bad — some U2 inspired guitar, some soaring melodies, some power chords, some awful lyrics. I shoulda known.
YTD recordings listened to: 108
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 57
Not good music: 47
Honorable Mentions: 3
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