This album was on a desert island albums list from some interview that I read the other day, along with album #500, from just two days ago. I can’t remember whose desert island album list it was, though I’m not sure how much it matters. It might be worth knowing, however, just to check outContinue reading “#502 – Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship”
Monthly Archives: September 2021
#501 – The Nashville Sessions by Leftover Salmon
These guys keep popping up in playlists that I’ve been perusing, so it was only a matter of time before I got to one of their albums. They’re a glorious blend of bluegrass and jammy indie rock, blended gloriously for your enjoyment.
#500 – Mustt Mustt (Real World Gold) by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
For this blogging milestone I was torn about how to mark the occasion. On the one hand, it feels like a decent accomplishment to have kept this thing going for 500 days. Conversely, why should this selection be considered any more significant because it will be associated with a big, round number in the annalsContinue reading “#500 – Mustt Mustt (Real World Gold) by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan”
#499 – Fear of Death by Tim Heidecker
Usually when you hear about an actor or comedian who also writes music, the product is nothing special. They parley their extant fame into a little bit of attention to their album, generally not to be repeated. This one is actually not in that category. A country album from a comedian sounds like it shouldContinue reading “#499 – Fear of Death by Tim Heidecker”
#498 – Dawn by Yebba
I’ve been getting a lot of unsolicited recommendations recently, which really makes this blog a lot easier to keep going. This one was described to me as a perfect accompaniment to certain altered states, and I don’t think I could agree more.
#497 – self-titled by Delta Spirit
Here’s another great indie rock band that Spotify’s algorithm has led me to. I swear, that app knows me better than I know myself. It might just be my closest friend at this point, or at least one of my most important relationships.
#496 – Drukqs by Aphex Twin
As I am always trying to delve further into the world of electronic music, I will often look to the big names of the genre’s past. Artists like this inspired so many others that some knowledge of their work feels like a prerequisite to an electronic education.
#495 – Already Free by The Derek Trucks Band
Derek Trucks is probably the man most responsible for the start of my guitar journey. I saw him with the Allman Brothers Band several times when I was in high school and is the guitarist I most wanted to emulate, right down to the fingerpicking and the SG.
#494 – self-titled by The Budos Band
I’ve had people sing the praises of these guys from time to time. A colleague recounted a very positive concert-going experience with them the other day and I decided to finally give them a try.
#493 – Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding
I worked on a session with this artist in college. A good friend of mine was producing it and I can remember sitting in the control room and thinking that she would surely by very famous, very soon. Fast forward five or six years and I saw Esperanza opening up for Prince. I’m not sayingContinue reading “#493 – Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding”