@@@ Real Estate: In Mind (Domino, 2017) Some shiny Brit pop guitar indie off this week’s All Music notable release email. I usually expect quirkier fare from Domino, this is really quite accessible and super jangly. Wow, I’m on the third tune and it’s relentlessly and proudly super jangly. The singer is neither dour nor mopey but he’s not super energetic. Not my thing but if you roll this way, have at it.
@@@ Cameron Avery: Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams (Anti-, 2017) Some adult alternative inside rainy day music off this week’s All Music notable release. Think Sinatra or Tony Bennett within a different instrumental context. Expressive and intimate vocal stylings. The string section comes in on the second tune and it’s a confirmation of the big band loverboy vibe. The third tune brings in a sort of campy rock vibe with the same vocal style — it’s not really my thing but maybe yours.
YTD recordings listened to: 182
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 98
Not good music: 67
Honorable Mentions: 1
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