Five Songs, 2/27/2018
Five Songs

Five Songs, 2/27/2018

Going to see Superchunk tonight, pretty excited about that! Here's today's music.

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "A Perfect Kind Of Love"

Hey, I asked for more soul yesterday, and shuffle delivered! Nice. OK, uh, uh, how about...some mid 90s indie rock?

Marvin Gaye, "You Sure Love To Ball (Single Mix)"

Yeah, more soul, that's what I said!

One of the things that you can really appeciate about old soul is how subtle it all was. Just sly innuendo and clever wordplay.

Basehead, "I Try"

I could have sworn we'd had Basehead on here before. Michael Ivey started making sleepy, indie rap records back in the early 90s, which earned him lots of critical praise just for doing something different. His stuff was dubbed "slacker rap" back then, a reflection of the contrast between this stuff and what was going on among most other rap artists. I mean, this album came out in '92, the dawn of the G-Funk era.

So, how is the music? Well, there's some stuff on here that really connects, but a lot of it just kind of sounds like filler. Play With Toys, his first album, is the one that has the most good stuff on it.

Yo La Tengo, "Little Honda"

Yeah, much better. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One is such a good album. Always happy to hear Yo La Tengo.

The Gersch, "Listwish"

I remember picking this up from somewhere, but only vaguely remember why or how I came across it. Anyway, this is kind of doom-y, sort of fun. I'm feeling this tonight.

Joshua Buergel
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