Five Songs, 10/4/2022
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Five Songs, 10/4/2022

The Mighty Mocambos, "The Spell of Ra-Orkon"

I really like song titles that sound like a D&D adventure. Especially when they're instrumentals, as that means you're not being subjected to lyrics that sound like a D&D adventure.

Love Battery, "Easter"

Love Battery's Dayglo is one of the best albums from the grunge scene, a swirling psychedelic masterpiece that stood out at the time and only gets better with age. Before their masterpiece, many of the ideas were present in Between the Eyes, a record that featured many of the same wah-soaked moves that they would soon perfect. The bottom isn't quite as firm, so the record isn't quite as good, but it's still an excellent listen.

The Notorious B.I.G., "Another"

I know that everything from Biggie is revered at this point, but I just think that there are tracks on the second album that are kind of just there. I'm not inspired by a bunch of stuff on there, and greatly prefer the first record.

Havok, "D.O.A."

I don't listen to a lot of thrash. I mean, yeah, I listen to peak Metallica and Slayer, but not a lot other than that. But I like it in theory, so I occasionally just sample something that is well-regarded by thrash fans. So, Havok: this is good? But I don't find myself reaching for it. My thrash needs can apparently be fulfilled by a few old records. Although that Slayer howl later in this song is pretty good.

Cloud Nothings, "The Mess Is Permanent"

I'm tired, the Cloud Nothings are good, we're done here.

Joshua Buergel
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