@@@ Boss Hog: Brood (In the Red, 2017) A new release from an old school Gen X punk blues band. It’s a tad light on the blues, it’s staticky punk rock. The rhythm section is pretty kicking with a huge, fuzzy bass sound over funky white boy crushed. The female singer I don’t dig as much. Just a tad on the boring side. Ah, here we have some blues on this fourth tune Shh Shh Shh. I like this all right but it’s kinda half punk as fuck and not quite enough blues for me.
@@@ Trementina: 810 (VeggieBurger Records, 2017) Slotted as shoe gaze on this week’s All Music notable release email, it opens up kinda twee and pretty rather than introspective and cacophonous. I’m on the third tune and I’m feeling a tad hosed. This is dreamy guitar pop not shoe gaze. It’s like going to Baskin Robbins and asking for a chocolate ice cream cone and getting rum raisin. I don’t want rum raisin I want my god damned chocolate ice cream cone. If you like dreamy female fronted pop arena rock, get on it.
YTD recordings listened to: 197
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 108
Not good music: 73
Honorable Mentions: 1
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