@@@ Darius Rucker: Don’t (Capitol Nashville, 2017) Friggin’ Hootie is back — I know he’s huge with the new country crowd but honestly I wouldn’t wipe my ass with some of this new country music. It’s so fucking cornball, what the fuck? This is off an upcoming full length. Now Hootie is different, well not really as he was in a band called Hootie and the Blowfish. That’s tough to live with. Is it my imagine or does Rucker look like Dave Chappelle in this video clipped below. I would love to hear the country lyrics of a tune written by Dave Chappelle as I’m sure they would be way less ernest and more entertaining! It’s pretty standard, I know these lyrics are standard for the genre but it’s just baby food. I thought we were adults here. Oh Hootie we hardly knew ye.
@@@ Avey Tare: Eucalyptus (Domino, 2017) An experimental rock record from the Domino imprint in the UK. This first tune is lo fi and ambient and indie all in one sandwich. It’s not somber, it’s more trippy and inward sounding but it’s low energy. It also has a distinctly fish and chippy/British smell to it. Let’s peep more. It’s a dude and his guitar with a lot of weird ass garnish on these first two tunes. Oh there’s a single drum but not a kit. Not judging just describing. This third tune, Ms. Secret, is the best of what I heard. It’s still mad trippy but with more energy and melody.
@@@ Ritual: In this Moment (Roadrunner, 2017) Metal off this late July All Music notable release email. It’s opening up cinematically — regular readers know I hate the intros just get on with the skull crushing already for chrissakes. Oh, I heard this during the summer, it’s a blues/ hard rock mix. I don’t really like this formula but I’ll give the band some precious real estate on this blog which is a huge blog so this space is mad valuable. Ha!
@@@ Daphni: Hey Drum (Dan Snaith, 2017) I was looking for a record by these guys but alls I got was this single. It’s house music with some bass that barely registers on my headphones. I like the arrangement but he’s wearing the fuck out of this ‘hey drum’ vocal sample. Oy, over and over I feel like I’m at Guantanamo Bay. Oh, he broke from it, great. And we’re back after a little house keyboard break. Oh Jesus I want to kill him or me — I can’t decide. I made it to just shy of 4 minutes and he’s busted out into a very funky club groove. He shoulda cut the shit on the hey drum, edit the fuck out of that and get on with the funk. Ah well.
YTD recordings listened to: 614
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 329
Not good music: 261
Honorable Mentions: 6
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny