Five Songs, 5/1/2021
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Five Songs, 5/1/2021

Bark Psychosis, "A Street Scene"

Bark Psychosis's first run consisted of this album, Hex, after which they broke up. They did reunite ten years later for another record, but I haven't listened to it. This album is hard to characterize. It's kind of dream pop and kind of post-rock, and it's unabashedly ambitious which is always nice. The compositions are big and the arrangements even bigger. This blurring of genre boundaries and fearlessness about incorporating technology is something that was unusual in pop or rock at the time.

Mix Master Mike, "Supa Wyde Laces"

Now, this is what I want in a DJ track. A fat bass line, some fun vocal samples, and plenty of pyrotechnic scratching.

Rocket From The Crypt, "Tarzan"

RFTC going full-on classic rock here, complete with cowbell. But you know what, this stuff works for me, this formula was popular because it works.

The Pogues, "Dirty Old Town"

Man, I should really listen to the Pogues more often.

This Will Destroy You, "The Mighty Rio Grande"

Explosions in the Sky vs. This Will Destroy You, which name is more post-rock? I should do a post-rock band name bracket.

Joshua Buergel
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