Five Songs, 10/20/2018
Five Songs

Five Songs, 10/20/2018

One of the things I'm doing with my restart of this project is really kind of taking the schedule as it comes. If I don't feel like doing an entry some day, I'm not going to sweat it. Hopefully, that will make sure that I keep going for plenty of time. So, let's see what we've got today!

NoFX, "The Cause"

I wonder if my kids will listen to this kind of punk when they get older. I wonder if any kids do? It is absolutely true that I haven't got a clue what most kids listen to, so all I really know is that I still see kids wander around in Dead Kennedys gear and the like. So maybe?

Cobalt, "Breath"

Black metal group Cobalt went seven years between Gin and 2016's Slow Forever, a time period that also saw one of the two founders leave the band. The resulting album was pretty different than the previous, with more fewer grind elements and more prog rattling around. It would be strange to lose such an important member and not see things change a lot, and it's almost best to think of this as a different band. This is just a little interstitial piece between two of the big songs on the record.

The Magnetic Fields, "World Love"

Sometimes, it sort of sounds like The Magnetic Fields are really playing two different songs at the same time.

Gob, "Looking For California"

While I'm speculating about what punk is like these days, I wonder what's going on with our northern neighbors? Long time listener/readers will know that I've got a soft spot for Canadian punk, and it occurs to me that it's been a while since I've found any new bands.

DJ Shadow, "The Sideshow"

On 2016's The Mountain Will Fall, DJ Shadow sounded re-energized, and he turned in his best album since his debut. "Nobody Speak" is the best song, but the album has great stuff up and down the record. Listen to the drums on this! The scratching! It's just hellacious.

Joshua Buergel
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