Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Best 10 Albums of 2017

I kept reading lists of best albums of 2017 and was highly unsatisfied. So I made my own list, in no particular order.

(Try not to notice I have 11, please.)

Tundercat, Drunk


Hercules and The Love Affair, Omnion


Kelly Lee Owens, Kelly Lee Owens (This is a fan video. Such love!)


Japanese Breakfast, Soft Sounds from Another Planet


Four Tet, New Energy


King Krule, The Ooz


Mount Kimbie, Love What Survives (...they love King Krule too.)


Bonobo, Migration


Sylvan Esso, What Now (also best live show I saw...)


Sinkane, Life & Livin' It


Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
  


...just my favourite video...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Related Artists" to Bob Marley

This Spotify linkage does not strike me as being OK...


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Angst at Songlines

Rarely do I complain about a review, but the most recent Songlines has just made such an egregiously incorrect assessment of Who is William Onyeabor? that I need to consider my trust of the magazine, notorious for never trashing anything, regardless of how crap I consider some folk music from the end of the earth. In the most remote chance and anyone saw this review, I must protest!!!

This is one of the best things I found recently and Songlines gave it one!!! star. Nothing in that fan mag gets one star, ever! The review says "it is at times laughably awful -- sufficiently pedestrian and repetitive to suggest that it may all be a joke", "the song gets progressively worse and all vocals and lyrics are clumsy" and ""Atomic Bomb" sounds like the worst sort of 70s porn film soundtrack".

Let's compare that to emusic, ranking it in top 100 albums of the year..."he blends nuclear warfare with orgasmic megatonnage in the irrepressible “Atomic Bomb", "dazzling distillation of this mystery man’s work". Or the Guardian review: "fantastic and largely unknown".

Tell me this isn't great.