#696 – Plastic Beach by Gorillaz

I haven’t really listened to Gorillaz much since their first couple of albums, so I don’t really know what I was expecting of them, but this surely wasn’t it. The array of guest performers, plus the varied styles of these songs made this album much more of an amorphous mish-mash than I was expecting. IContinue reading “#696 – Plastic Beach by Gorillaz”

#695 – Collapsed in Sunbeams by Arlo Parks

The Grammys were last night and, because I’m so out of touch with anything new, provided me with a lengthy to-do list of artists and albums. I’m not saying I’ve been having trouble picking from day to day, but it is great to have a preordained menu to choose from. Anyway, this is the firstContinue reading “#695 – Collapsed in Sunbeams by Arlo Parks”

#693 – Sun Structures by Temple

I love it when a contemporary artist is able to capture the feel of music production from a different era. Albums that were made completely analog just have a different sound from digitally produced work. I’m not saying one is right or better than the other, they’re just different, because they are made by differentContinue reading “#693 – Sun Structures by Temple”

#688 – The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused

A colleague of mine has been recommending this album to me for a while and I finally remembered it at the right time. It is definitely one of the most unique punk albums I’ve ever heard. One song, “The Apollo Program Was A Hoax” is closer to an indie rock or folk song that’s punk.Continue reading “#688 – The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused”