@@@ Foo Fighters: Run (RCA, 2017) Hot tracks motherfuckers! I’ve been down on the Foo and I may be out of love for them. This single starts very Byrdsy and then descends into a cheesy rock lick. And then it goes into classic Foo thrash even with some metal thrash orc vocals. Oh my, they’re foo-ing all over the place. Talk about mashing a lot of sonic ideas into one track, oy. The question is whether all these various genres packed like fudge into one tracks is fresh and well swirled or just a confusing chop suey. I’m going for chop suey and I say foo-ey on the chop suey.
@@@ Alt-J: Adeline (Atlantic, 2017) Another single off the upcoming Alt-J full length which may in fact be a constipated record as it’s taking fucking forever to drop. Not that I’m constipated waiting for it. Just sayin’. This is opening up classic rock solemn — a little Kansas pube right between two front teeth. I think Alt-J went to art school as the art school stink lines are thick up in here. He’s also biting some Radiohead chunk on this track and I have a sinking feeling we’re gonna just get a vibe because we don’t deserve more. This is all fluff and no substance — it’s like a manicured vagina patch.
@@@ Nick Jonas: Remember I Told You (Island, 2017) Regular readers know that I’m not gay but fuck Nick Jonas is hotter than two rats fucking in a wool sock. He’s a muscle headed Bieber even though Bieber has tried to bulk up his wienerboy Canadian puss frame. Let’s get back to Nick Jonas cuz he’s the main attraction and shit. This is a club banger, not full disco, not full funk, but more funk than techno. Some nice guitar work and funky synth swells and then there’s Jonas’ blue eyed falsetto. This dude can make butter melt in the middle of winter, Imma getting thirsty. It’s a cotton candy nugget for the horny teen girls out there yo.
YTD recordings listened to: 333
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 190
Not good music: 128
Honorable Mentions: 2
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