Five Songs, 11/12/2019
Five Songs

Five Songs, 11/12/2019


Well, that was fun! Nothing like coming back after a big hiatus. I mean, the music was still the same routine, and I'm just typing the same nonsense, so...uh, why do I do this again?

The Greyboy Allstars, "Jack Rabbit"

There are times when I end up with a record, and can't figure out where it came from or why I have it. This record, I can't figure out where it came from, but can at least can figure out why I have it. I'm sure I read a good review of it, and I'm just a sucker for instrumental funk, so here we are. Good tune! I should listen to the rest of this, and I would, except I'm going to listen to five random songs. Well, four more.

The Streets, "Blinded By The Lights"

I really have to kind of concentrate to follow the lyrics to songs by The Streets, but it's also kind of hard to do so, because come on, listen to it. Often when I'm concentrating on lyrics, it's so I can sing along later. And, uh, that ain't gonna happen here.

Autechre, "Dropp"

Autechre are regarded as pioneers in electronic music, and I certainly can't contradict that, but at the same time, can't really point to anything super distinctive either. I suspect that's largely because I'm a dilettante with this stuff, and also haven't really followed the evolution of things closely. This is good, though.

Mr. T Experience, "Now We Are Twenty-One"

From their second record, this is what kicks the album off. Pretty straightforward punk, obviously, but the energy is good, so it's fine. The songs would get just a little bit more interesting on subsequent albums, so I'm not sure this is really necessary.

Coheed and Cambria, "The Velourium Camper I: Faint of Hearts"

Goddamn, this shit is ridiculous. And yet, yes, I do enjoy it quite a bit. It's honest in its pretentions, it's immaculately constructed, there are little flourishes all over that are amusing, the whole thing is irreducably corny, and it just tickles me. We all have weaknesses. I have, uh, a lot.

Joshua Buergel
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