Five Songs, 12/12/2020
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Five Songs, 12/12/2020

Modest Mouse, "Fire It Up"

I really need to go back and re-evaluate this record. Given how much I like the previous three albums from them (and the various EPs), it wasn't really fair to kind of dismiss the record after only a couple listens. Sometimes it's easy to just move on when a record doesn't click right away, especially for a band that you love, because you expect to love it right away.

Girls Against Boys, "(I) Don't Got A Place"

There are occasions when I just find myself unable to say much of anything about a song.


Bim Skala Bim, "Line To You"

Bim Skala Bim's 1998 album, The One That Got Away, really stays true to its name. It's sandwiched between two of their best records, and I honestly kind of forget that it is even there. There's nothing wrong with it, but I missed it when it first came out, and while I later filled it in, and by the time I picked it up, I'd moved on from ska as a primary thing I listened to. I'm enjoying this, though.

Common Market, "Every Last One"

Seattle rap supergroup (super duo?) Common Market is RA Scion with Sabzi (Blue Scholars), putting out two records in the mid 2000s which are both excellent. RA Scion's flow reminds me more of Talib Kweli than anybody else, and Sabzi...well, sounds like Sabzi. Which is good!

Krallice, "Inhume"

This tune (???) appears on the third Krallice record, a record where they really had gone quite a bit past the standard black metal formula. There's a lot going on here, and I'm not going to describe it at all. Instead, I'm just going to speculate that "inhume" is the sort of word used by only two groups: undertakers and metal bands.

Joshua Buergel
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