Five Songs, 11/19/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 11/19/2021

SNFU, "Costume Trunk"

I think I've said before I'm not a big fan of this record, and I think maybe part of it is the way the record is mixed. The vocals are too forward, and it throws the balance of things off.

Tuxedo, "Dreaming in the Daytime"

Just filthy, y'all. Listen to how fat those synths are! And come on, a guest verse from MF DOOM (R.I.P.)? Come on.

Throbbing Gristle, "Walkabout"

This cut, from 20 Jazz Funk Greats, is Throbbing Gristle at their least gristle-y. This is really basically a Kraftwerk groove, and there ain't nothing wrong with that. If you only heard this and saw the bucolic cover of this record, you'd probably think that this was just a sweet little pop band. Which, uh, they were not.

No Age, "Feeler"

No Age, one of those rock duos that we like so much around here, move around a fair bit with their style. Some of their stuff can move into pretty experimental territory, but 2020's Goons Be Gone is mostly fairly accessible. Even when they're playing pretty conventionally, they still sound pretty darn good, though.

They Might Be Giants, "Why Does The Sun Shine?"

This song, a cover of an old educational song from the 50s, has appeared in a couple forms in TMBG's catalog. I honestly prefer the earlier, more languid take on the tune, but this more jumped up version from Here Comes Science is still pretty good.

Joshua Buergel
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