Five Songs, 5/4/2019
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Five Songs, 5/4/2019

Here's today.

Mouse on Mars, "First: Break"

A thing that unifies a lot of my music taste is a certain amount of boundary pushing and unpredictability. It's why on the electronic side I tend to prefer noisy, hyperactive stuff rather than music from the ambient side of things. This spastic...tune? a good example. It doesn't make any goddamn sense at all, but whatever, it's fun.

Chance the Rapper, "Summer Friends"

There's a warmth and humanity in Chance's work that is lovely to hear. It's as human as that Mouse on Mars track is cold and mechanical. We here at Five Songs contain multitudes!

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, "A Amigo j. V."

I have no idea what this song is about. But, you know, I listen to a lot of unintelligable metal lyrics, so it doesn't bother me in the slightest to not be able to make out the lyrical content of a song.

Crystallized Movements, "Blown Over"

So, Wayne Rogers is singing in English. I think? I can't say that this is really any more intelligible than the last track. But whatever, we're all just here for the noisy psychedelic freakouts, and he does deliver those, so who cares what he's rambling on about.

Skinnerbox, "Feeling Small"

It's been a while since we've had some ska, hasn't it? (checks) OK, a few days. Whatever! Let's see, what makes this one largely unintelligible. Let's go with excessive use of drug terminology. Not Skinnerbox's best work, honestly.

Joshua Buergel
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