@@@ Gin Wigmore: Blood to Bone (Island, 2015). If that theatrical little punk ass Marilyn Manson was a lady and loved herself some electronic elements to go with the cock/vag rock music it would sound like this first tune, New Rush. Bombastic-city. The second tune, Nothing to No One is a bit more tame but still sports a very rawk vibe. The third tune is the cherry on the macaroni and cheese with some high register mewling about her heart. Blah, blah, blah. Off the Beats highlights page.
@@@ Tamaryn: Cranekiss (Mexican Summer, 2015). An ’80s rhythmic undercarriage with a tapestry of super reverbed female vocals slathered on top. Boring underneath, messy and uber feminina up top. The second tune, Hands All Over Me, opens with the simple, bouncy synth figure and then with the tidal wave of female vocals on an ’80s. I guess that’s the formula for this record. Yikes, not really where my head is at but if you’re up for it….
@@@ Cazette: Desserts (ICON, 2015). Some super sexy Swedish EDM off the Beats highlights page. After a little vocoder vocal intro we’re deep in the boom titch Valley of Cheesy synthesizers. When that synth bass goes bem, bump, bomp — hold up, Kenny G sax and finger snaps! Oh yeah, I’m on this like white on rice. Second tune, Genius. Little Nile Rodgers funk guitar vamp, big dramatical vocal and I sense the coming club explosions. Hand claps, chainsaw synths….wait for it…wait for it…EDM snare roll and there it is. Boom titch for the masses! I’ve enclosed a lyric video for one of the tracks – I don’t know who the genius was to suggest highlighting the lyrics for this record but be forewarned this record could make you stupid.
YTD recordings listened to: 699
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 404
Not good music: 240
Honorable Mentions: 17
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