Five Songs, 6/3/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 6/3/2021

Xasthur, "Purgatory Spiral"

Another track from Xasthur, the weird experimental metal act that I ended up with courtesy of a Hydra Head grab bag. It's not really, uh, my bag.

Converge, "Sadness Comes Home"

All We Love We Leave Behind is my favorite Converge record, where their hardcore reached a pinnacle of bananas complexity that it ends up being compulsively listenable. It's sometimes the case that hardcore bands lose their edge as they go, as increased polish starts exposing simple songs and reveals all the flaws. It's a rare hardcore band that gets better as they go, but Converge managed that.

Eddie Floyd, "I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)"

Hmm, what we get if we did the parenthetical thing with that Converge tune? "Sadness Comes Home (To My Heart)"?

Pavement, "Summer Babe (Winter Version)"

Oh, good. I made myself feel super old the other day when I realized that this album is as old to my daughter as "Johnny B. Goode" was to me at her age. I'd like the constant march of time to stop now, thanks.

Nirvana, "Dumb"

...and this album is as old as Chubby Checker's "The Twist" to her. Oh god.

Joshua Buergel
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