Sharon Jones, "Natural Born Lover"
Look, I don't think I'm a great writer, or even a good one, when it comes to music. Hell, I probably don't really rise to "adequate". My failing is that a lot of these entries are pretty shallow. I'm also unable to really evoke what it's like to listen to these folks. Also, my comparisons are not great. And...
...hang on, let's try this again. I'm saying that these mostly suck, but whatever, listen to this fucking song. Goddammit, this is some great shit.
Dam-Funk, "Kaint Let 'Em Change Me"
I have to say, the opening synth line on this song sounds incredibly cheap. Which is fine, but it's kind of a little jarring. Honestly, until the bass line fires up, this is extremely vaporwave-y. Somethin wave-y? I dunno, I can't keep track of the various names of all that stuff.
Jonathan Coulton, "Still Alive"
AKA "The Portal Song". THE CAKE IS A LIE! HA HA! I'm super current!
But, seriously, Portal was really good.
Travis Morrison, "Untitled"
The whole thing about adding bonus tracks to CDs has thankfully died what with the move to digital. I certainly don't object to more music, of course, but this whole "let's just tack an untitled wad of studio ephemera on the end of this thing!" was just super lame. Only put it on if it's worthwhile!
Coheed & Cambria, "A Favor House Atlantic"
Coheed & Cambria have a new album coming out today, and I have to say, I'm kind of excited about it. I recognize that I probably shouldn't like this corny-ass prog nonsense like I do, but I do. I'm not made of stone! Anyway, apparently the new record is a return to their over-the-top bombastic stuff. Can't wait!