I came across the name of this artist in a Reddit comment. I can’t remember the topic of said subreddit. Maybe r/popping? Wherever it came from, I really like this album.
Monthly Archives: April 2022
#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”
#694 – Once Twice Melody by Beach House
More and more as time, and this blog, go on, I get recommendations for albums that I have already listened to. The interesting thing is how much that happens on the day or two following a particular selection. A more superstitious man would try to ascribe some kind of meaning to that.
#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”
#692 – Art Angels By Grimes
Grimes came up in conversation at work today, mostly because of her Elon Musk baby mama status, but that quickly led to looking up her bio on various platforms. She is quite the interesting character, who claims to have put our her final “earth album.” I can’t wait to find out what that means.
#691 – CRASH by Charli XCX
I worked on a live Charli XCX performance early on in Covid, and she struck me as a pretty impressive performer. I was able to see a cut of her soon-to-be-released video, which is really cool and entertaining, and it made me want to check out her latest album.
#690 – Музика радості в бідові часи by VovaZiLvova
This Ukrainian rapper was brought to my attention by a friend who is from the same town, Lviv. I have no idea what the title of this album means. I sure hope it’s nothing super racist. Good album, though.
#689 – The Prophets of the City by The Bogie Band
I only just became aware of this band due to the involvement of Joe Russo, bandleader of the band that I would consider the preeminent Grateful Dead cover band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. He is always getting himself involved in interesting and fairly jammy projects, so I always have to give them a listen.
#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”