Five Songs, 5/23/2022
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Five Songs, 5/23/2022

Thou, "Prayer to God"

Thou released two covers collections in 2020, with Blessings of the Highest Order being all Nirvana covers, and A Primer of Holy Words being miscellaneous tracks from other artists. This, of course, is the Shellac tune, a feel-good ditty from 1000 Hurts. Pretty much everything Thou does is worthwhile, so I recommend this album.

Big Ass Truck, "Lil Tico"

Is frat-boy funk a genre? Seems like it should be.

Thelonious Monk, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Well, as usual, I'm not going to pretend I know anything significant about jazz. Instead, I'll just relate to you the little factoid I just learned in a bit of reading: Thelonious's middle name was Sphere. Incredible.

Rancid, "Unwritten Rules"

Rancid's first album was a clean break with Operation Ivy. Other than Matt Freeman's bass, there's nothing really that sounds the same between the bands. I admire the move, but of course, I would have preferred more Op Ivy.

Murmur, "Water From Water"

You know, I was going to write a bit about Murmur, and realized that I wasn't sure if they were sketchy or not. Some searching around, and I guess not? And it's sad that I feel like that's a thing I have to do.

Joshua Buergel
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