Cloud Nothings, "Sun Meat"
You know, cranking out a monthly EP for an entire year is an absolutely tremendous achievement, one of the more impressive ones I've seen from an artist in years. I think it's kind of a shame that they didn't have a wider audience for them. It looks like 5-600 people subscribed, judging by how many people have them in their collections on Bandcamp. Maybe they'll package stuff up and release them later.
Curtis Mayfield, "Eddie You Should Know Better"
The title of "Coolest Album I Own" is definitely a funk or soul record from the 70s, without a doubt. There have been plenty of cool albums since then, primarily rap records, but nothing really beats that era. And among that group, I think Superfly might be the coolest in the end. Of course, I'm not the one who should really be judging this kind of thing, I've never been even remotely cool.
Flying Saucer Attack, "Rainstorm Blues"
This really does sound like a flying saucer attack.
Yeah! That's how you start an album! Some pounding, some skronk, a big riff, "aaaaaaargh", and a total of fifty-six seconds of noise. I'm ready to break stuff, you?
Today Is The Day, "The Guild Barber"
Today Is The Day's debut album, 1993's Supernova, is a strange one. It got them rolling on a long, also strange career, but as an album, it's not super coherent. It's certainly full of ideas, but it's also full of musical cul-de-sacs, where Steve Austin (not that one) seemed to wander somewhere without any particular notion of where he was going. Just like how I don't know where this metaphor is going. Look, the blog is over!