Today’s selection, besides being an excellent album, has shines a spotlight onto yet another blind spot in my listening habits. I have picked relatively few albums that are not in English. Aside from a few moments here or there, this is the first French album that has made it into the blog. So now itsContinue reading “#208 – Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg”
It’s a sign of how fucked up the world is right now that the biggest sporting event on a Saturday night was an exhibition boxing match between two retired fighters whose combined age is over 100. Shockingly, as weird and surreal as that fight was, it was not the worst part of the evening. ThatContinue reading “#207 – Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa”
I heard the tail end of “Forgot About Dre” as I got into the car today and it left me wanting to hear some Eminem. From there I noticed that there are several of his albums that I’ve never heard, so here we are. Every time I think about Eminem I am reminded of twoContinue reading “#206 – Music to be Murdered By by Eminem”
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to start preparing for the next pseudo-religious, consumer-driven solstice celebration. The Christmas season is particularly irritating, with a full month of repetitious music and spendy build-up to the standard family confrontations and manufactured stress that makes us so nostalgic for the simpler days of our childhoods. RememberContinue reading “#205 – Songs For Christmas by Sufjan Stevens”
Hope everybody is having a great Thanksgiving – as great as possible under the circumstances, anyway. I know thinks are looking kind of bleak these days, but we also have potentially positive things on the horizon, which is what I am trying to focus on. Let’s all be safe and responsible for each other’s sakeContinue reading “#204 – Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? by Fantastic Negrito”
It appears Los Angeles is taking baby steps towards another lockdown. Quite frankly, it should have happened last weekend when we exceeded the city council’s own threshold for new cases per day. Perhaps someday we, as a nation, will make a serious attempt at controlling covid-19, but it definitely won’t happen until late January, atContinue reading “#203 – The Riddle by Nik Kershaw”
Today’s selection has taught me to read the album stats before making my choice. This is a fun and fascinating album, but I did not notice that it actually contains 69 songs and runs almost three hours until I was about a third of the way through. Luckily, I hadn’t followed my usual formula ofContinue reading “#202 – 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields”
This is an excellent album by a prolific and influential songwriter that should really be a lot more famous than he is. If you’ve listened to much rock music from the 70s and 80s, you’ve almost definitely heard a song of his.
I completely forgot that today was a blog milestone. After 200 albums, this project has become such a part of my daily life I can’t remember what it was like before it existed. That said, I completely forgot that today was that day until I sat down to write this, so I ended up choosingContinue reading “#200 – Money Money 2020 by The Network”
Not sure how I came across this one, but it’s pretty fun. It features some really cool combinations of guitar parts with break beats and lyrics that are kinda violent, clever, and funny at the same time. If this is what the kids are into these days, I’m into it.