I was having trouble deciding what would be a fitting album to start the new year – and would also be a big, round number in blog entries – and decided it had to be something big and flashy. There are not too many artists that are even close to as big and flashy asContinue reading “#240 – Chromatica by Lady Gaga”
Happy new year to all! Let’s all agree to do what we can to have a better year than the last one which-shall-not-be-named. The bar’s pretty low at this point, so it shouldn’t t be too big of a deal.
On the penultimate day of a shitty year, with very little to look forward to in the near future, it seemed to be the perfect day to check in on the current status of Gorillaz, a group that I listened to a decent amount in college. This album is probably not the best to judgeContinue reading “#238 – Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez by Gorillaz”
This is very fun and entertaining album by a spacey, jazzy jam band from North Carolina. The theme of this album – medicinal mushroom varietals – is certainly fitting for this, a year in which we could all use a little assistance with our coping skills, and microdosing is certainly an effective remedy to manyContinue reading “#237 – Microdosio by Papadosio”
There are many anti-Phish people out there who will roll their eyes at this one. It was released today and has some great, stripped-down versions of Phish songs. Even if you’re not familiar, it is perhaps a more approachable way to experience some beautiful songs without the elements that put off the naysayers. Not forContinue reading “#232 – December by Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio”
I’m fortunate to have friends with such varied musical tastes. Several of them have been enthusiastic about this little listening project and regularly resupply my to-do list. Today’s selection is from probably my most prolific suggester. I’ll have to start cataloguing who has gotten the most picks in naad.blog’s history, if only to incite aContinue reading “#231 – self-titled by Altered State”
I am not familiar with the catalog of Jarvis Cocker, formerly of the band Pulp, so this one came to me in my usual haphazard way, from some clickbait article. Jarv Is… was originally founded to play at an Icelandic festival founded by the great Sigur Ros. They meant the project to be an experimentContinue reading “#230 – Beyond The Pale by JARV IS…”
It has been many years since I listened to a Fiona Apple album, so when her latest offering appeared on some critic’s albums of the year list I had to go for it. If you can’t tell, my selection process is very organic, with the choice often seeming to have been made for me inContinue reading “#228 – Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple”
After the third time Spotify played “Postcards From Hell,” I felt obliged to listen to this album. Great story, I know.
While I never consider any album I select to be regrettable, there are certainly good times and bad times for everything. So what to do when the choice feels wrong? How does one right the ship and move forward instead of putting it all permanently in the rear view? It sounds so melodramatic in theContinue reading “#221 – Soul Explosion by The Daktaris”