Music for 2/18/20!!! Sam Smith, Migos, Ignorantes, Bad Bunny, Ingrid Andress

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Sam Smith: To Die For (Capitol/Universal, 2020) A pre-release single from Sam Smith’s new record. I’m not a big huge Sam Smith fan, it’s just too schmaltzy for me. He can sing, but it’s mad cliche. This tune features a sparse arrangement behind his voice — a filtered, somewhat funky beat, a bit of strings, some piano. Sam’s lonely, that’s the message here. Maybe if he wasn’t such a bummer? I like how the beat is eq filtered, I don’t like how there are more vocal tracks as the tune moves on though it doesn’t go over the top. Good luck out there Sam.

Migos: Give No Fxk (Motown, 2020) Migos don’t give a fuck! With two vocal guests to boot. Super fat bass, I enjoy that. The rest of the arrangement, meh, it sounds a bit disposable. I guess Migos don’t give a fuck about the lasting value of their tracks. ‘I got too many diamonds, I look awesome’. I can’t say that’s the best vocal line I’ve heard. They’re running business, they’re making a lot of money, somebody in the back of the mix keeps saying flush it, so maybe they got a clogged toilet. And I will do as that MC commands and I will flush it.

Bad Bunny & Sech: Ignorantes (Rimas, 2020) Dag, my Apple Music keeps crashing, what a pain in the ass. I gotta go ghetto with the GooglePimpTube, I hate the GooglePimpTube, it sounds like shit. Bad Bunny is a loverboy and a bit fat tongued as well. He’s a big deal fo sho. I like the arrangements more than I like his voice but it doesn’t matter what I like as this video has 20 million hits in 4 days. You go bad bunny! I like his guest vocalist more than I dig him. He’s really not a very charismatic vocalist but when you’re a hottie you get to roll like that.

Ingrid Andress: Life of the Party I’m still on the GooglePimpTube and I’ve listened to the top 8 songs from Apple Music hot tracks and fuck it’s been a sad journey and we’re gonna end this death march with this track by Ms. Andress who’s been the life of the party since he left. She’s drinking a lot and she’s lonely, maybe she should roll out on Sam Smith, he’s lonely too! I’m open to the lyrical topic but the cliche lyrics, I ask America can we not do better than this? If she’s the life of the party I don’t want to go to the party, it sounds mad boring. I’d rather drink by myself. I can’t tell if she’s an aspiring country singer or a pop star or both, I get a few country feels. When she goes high in the chorus proclaiming that she’s the life of the party….oy.

YTD recordings listened to: 122
Good music, not list worthy: 70
Not good music: 52

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera

 

Music for 2/17/20!!! Billie Ellish, Future, Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Justin Beebs

Check out these hot tracks for February 17, 2020, President’s Day. We have a giant insane orangutan in the White House, not a President.

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Billie Ellish: No Time to Die. My view, overrated, not nearly as flavorful as presented, frankly a piece of odd young meat for older dudes to salivate over. And she plays into it for sure. This is her Bond theme. Wow, it’s a snoozer, a bit of an oxy Bond theme. It’s only in the last 45 seconds does any sort of Bond drama come in. Wow, a full diaper load, a genuine stinker. Also too much reverb all over the place — it sounds mad washed out.

Future: Life is Good. I haven’t heard the Future number that made me go, Oh yeah Future has it going on. Standard trap beat but it sounds like he needs a seat halfway through the track — he sounds tired. Halfway through the tune does a 180 and firms up and he doesn’t sound all tired. Fat, distorto bass and tough and tight mic rhythms. There’s more than one MC and I can’t believe it but Drake kills it on this guest appearance. I don’t know what’s up with the first half of the track, it sucks comparatively.

Boogie wit da Hoodie: Numbers — I like Mr. Boogie, he’s got flavor, this track is no exception. It opens with a howling animal noises and strummed acoustic guitar. It’s a blend of high energy rhyming and slacker sounds. Skittery beats. Topic wise, I have no clues what this is about but I think it’s about making money. Future is more expansive in this area with the Lamborghinis and the drugs and $100k rings for his ladies.

Justin Biebers: Forever What’s the verdict on the Beebs’ new mustache? I think it makes him look like an old school porn star. This is a pop track with a hip hop undercarriage — some skitter, an occasional flatulent bass blast and then Beebs comes in doing his super smooth schtick. I think I might be ready for Bieber to retire. He’s got two guests on this track one of which is Post Malone who’s a bit of a Mad Max, post apocalyptic pop star with those face tats. I’m agnostic on the face tats, but they are striking. I do like the synth marimba that propels the track. Maybe the young ladies appreciate this track more than I do. I find it cliche and a bit tired except for the marimba thingy.

YTD recordings listened to: 118
Good music, not list worthy: 69
Not good music: 46

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Tarek Atoui, Saicobab, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Mariachi El Bronx, Pour Me a Grog, Sudan Archives, Lakou Mizik, Moodymann, Pharmakon, Alefa Madagascar, Janjao, Luge, Wiki, Mick Jenkins, Jeremiah Jae, Fera