@@@ Zara Larsson: I Would Like (Sony, 2016). A hot track from Apple Music!! Quasi-orgasmic panting, somewhat whorish lyrics from this white girl hottie. She would like get under your sexy body, that’s the main hook. The sounds are midtempo beats, little background vocal bits, some fingersnaps, a synth vamp (or four). If she wears out your sexy body at the same level she’s wearing out this vocal hook, you gonna be exhausted. Yea, yea, sexy body.
@@@ Virginia Wing: Constant Forward Motion (Fire, 2016). Some ambient indie off this week’s All Music notable release email. It’s a bit of a racketous arrangement on this opener but what I don’t really like are the vocals. Sort of mental hospital flat — get this young lady a Red Bull! Or maybe tase her. Not meanly, just to get her shit going. Let’s peep more. I’m on the fourth tune and I’m not a fan of the synth patches. This fourth tune, Grapefruit (clipped below) is the best of what I heard.
@@@ Sshh: Issues (SSHH, 2016). Some retro bash ’em up femme fronted punk rock that I got to via the New Music section at Apple Music. I had to click to the second tune as the opener was getting a bit tiresome. They’ve switched over to a modified reggae dub vibe a la Bad Brains. It’s all right, not super sticky. Well, we certainly are in retro land as two of the Sex Pistols are on drums and bass. I’m not the hugest Sex Pistols fan but they play all right on this second track. They have some good sounds going here but the songs are too long.
YTD recordings listened to: 913
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 508
Not good music: 346
Honorable Mentions: 15
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Joe Sticky, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Neurosis, Magrudergrind, Solange, Acid Arab, Xylouris White, Vadou Game, Michael Wollny/Vincent Peirani, Bonga, A Tribe Called Quest