Five Songs, 4/23/2019
Five Songs

Five Songs, 4/23/2019

Well, the Public Enemy intros were fun for a while. I'm a little disappointed we didn't summon any PE. Oh well. Here's today!

Death Cab For Cutie, "Little Fury Bugs"


Sorry, dozed off for a second there.

Whores., "I Am Not A Goal-Oriented Person"

Fuck yeah noise rock! If I had started this thing in 2009, I'd probably have a Tumblr called exactly that. But this is not that world, so I just have to resort to blurting it out here for my reader/listeners. Who I suspect would all agree with the sentiment! Also, "I Am Not A Goal-Oriented Person" is an excellent song name.

matt pond PA, "Close Map"

Back to indie rock! The strings are lovely, the tune is bouncy, Matt Pond's vocal performance is excellent. This album overall is just a good time, and it's not entirely clear to me why, say, Death Cab got huge while matt pond PA didn't. I mean, it is clear (luck), but whatever.

Lil Wayne, "Pussy Monster"

Technically, this is credited in my collection as "Pussy Monster (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]", so, you know, DOUBLE EXPLICIT.

Actually, that fits this song.

OK, the trend says we'll go back to indie rock now.

JayLib, "Strapped"

Not so much! JayLib is the collaboration between J Dilla and Madlib, two of the most creative producers in the early 2000s. It was put together out of beat tapes traded back and forth as the two producers continued to work on their own projects. Unfortunately, while both were great artists, the collaboration doesn't really wind up jelling that much, and doesn't really prove to be greater than the sum of its parts, unlike some of Madlib's other collaborations. It's still good, mind you, but it's not among the great work by either of them.

Joshua Buergel
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