Five Songs, 1/23/2019
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Five Songs, 1/23/2019

And another one!

Aesop Rock, "No Regrets"

Aesop Rock's Def Jux debut, Labor Days, is widely considered to be his best record. It's the one where the beats really started keeping up with his complex, wordy flow. Rock can be a little exhausting to listen to at times, but in the right mood, he's a lot of fun.

Bim Skala Bim, "For The Turnstiles"

This track, from How's It Goin'?, is an example of Bim Skala Bim at its best. A warm, organ-driven groove, some fun trombone bits, a cheerful tune - it's just super pleasant.

One Groovy Coconut, "Limbo Life"

As I've mentioned a fair bit, the prominent artists of the third wave, particularly those in New York, tended to re-combine with each other into many different bands and side projects. One Groovy Coconut is one of those, formed from a bunch of different other bands. It distinguishes itself by being better than most of those side projects, by keeping the tunes pretty clean and avoiding most of the self-indulgence that was endemic to a bunch of these sorts of albums. Also, baritone sax.

Yo-Yo Ma, "Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: II. Allemande"

We have fun around here, poking fun at my basic inability to say anything interesting about jazz. But I'm about 1000x more qualified to talk about jazz than I am to talk about anything even classical-adjacent.

Queen, "I'm In Love With My Car (Guitar & Vocal Mix / 2011)"

Remastered albums are an OK idea in principle, I suppose. But in practice, they're usually pretty disappointing. The remastering is fine, I guess, but all the extra garbage thrown in is often at best entertaining for one listen. Or, like, zero.

Joshua Buergel
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