I really enjoy discovering new music organically as I go about my day. In this case, I was scrolling through Reddit and happened upon a post by someone who had found a vinyl copy of this album at a yard sale. From the content of this guy’s other posts, I was very curious about hisContinue reading “#479 – RAZZMATAZZ by I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME”
Monthly Archives: August 2021
#478 – Clint Eastwood by The Upsetters
Another musical legend passed away, the reggae powerhouse Lee “Scratch” Perry. He produced Bob Marley and defined the reggae and dub genres while being one of the most uniquely styled people in music. He also cultivated a mystical persona, at times claiming that he was from space while also being devoutly religious.
#477 – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power by Halsey
Two albums by the same artist in one week is an unprecedented event for this blog. I had generally hoped to avoid such an occurrence, but with this being an album that I was very much looking forward to, I couldn’t help myself. Earlier, we listened to Halsey’s first album, and now we have theContinue reading “#477 – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power by Halsey”
#476 – Screen Violence by CHVRCHES
I’ve always really enjoyed this band. I finally got the chance to see them at Coachella 2019 and they did not disappoint. We’ll be seeing them when they come through LA this December at the Palladium, one of my favorite venues. This album features a great collaboration with Robert Smith. What more could you want?
#475 – Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones’ legendary and iconic drummer, Charlie Watts, passed away this week, so I was looking at their catalog and marveling at the amount of music that they have produced over the years. Charlie was really a jazzman at heart, as one can see from his various side projects. It’s always fascinating to seeContinue reading “#475 – Some Girls by The Rolling Stones”
#474 – lately I feel EVERYTHING by WILLOW
I’ve been working on Red Table Talk for a couple of years now, so I hear a lot about the artistic exploits of Willow Smith. This, her latest album, is more pop-punk than her previous offerings and features some very cool songs, as well as some big-time collaborators.
#473 – BADLANDS by Halsey
Halsey has an upcoming album that’s being produced by Trent Reznor, who is one of my favorite artists to see live. It is now one of my most anticipated upcoming albums.
#472 – Jamm by Cheikh Lô
The three of you who have been reading this blog may have noticed that I’ve been developing a taste for more and more African artists. Where once when I would look for something similar to one of the many American indie rock bands I have discovered, now more and more I am looking for artistsContinue reading “#472 – Jamm by Cheikh Lô”
#471 – In the Heat of the Night by Imagination
This album is a fun little snapshot of the early ‘80s. I assume that the sessions for this one involved mountains of cocaine. Also, aside from their debut album, which featured a suggestive cartoon banana, all of their album art is essentially the exact same picture.
#470 – Fake Sugar by Beth Ditto
I came across this album while reading an article about the producer, prolific ghost writer Jennifer Decilvio. It always interesting hearing the impact that a great producer can have on a good song. I’m not saying that these songs wouldn’t have been great without her, but it’s hard to deny the effect that an experiencedContinue reading “#470 – Fake Sugar by Beth Ditto”