Five Songs, 8/3/2017
Five Songs

Five Songs, 8/3/2017

I already know the first record I'm going to buy tomorrow: new Pyrrhon album! WOOOOO! Pyrrhon makes totally insane atonal noise, which I adore. Super fired up about it! Here's today's noise!

Ghostface Killah, "Theodore"

This track is from Bulletproof Wallets, which stands out among Ghostface's discography as a bit of a misstep. It mostly feels pretty flat, and while his next album would be quite a bit better, this is one that you can pretty easily skip.

Gorilla Biscuits, "(Untitled hidden)"

One thing that the streaming era has mercifully killed is the incredibly annoying "hidden track" that bands used to put on CDs. Not cool. Anyway, this is five minutes of silence leading into a hidden track. I won't be putting it in the playlist, so it's six songs today!

Napalm Death, "You Suffer"

The birth of grindcore! Napalm Death's Scum was more or less an attempt to see how fast you could play metal. The answer is "pretty damn fast", and tons of bands followed in their wake. This track, though, is just a belch of noise. On this 28 song album, only three crack the two minute barrier.

Future of the Left, "goals in slow motion"

What are those? Backing vocals? What's going on here? Anyway, always love the bass tone on Future of the Left.

They Might Be Giants, "Erase"

Glean didn't grab me as much as the immediately previous two albums (Join Us and Nanobots), but it does have some good songs and is perfectly pleasant to listen to.

New Order, "In A Lonely Place"

Well, now I'm bummed. This is a bummer list of songs. Do better, shuffle!

Joshua Buergel
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