Five Songs, 8/5/2021
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Five Songs, 8/5/2021

Camper Van Beethoven, "One of These Days"

I think my tolerance (or even enjoyment) of the violin has been more or less a straight line upwards. I used to think that the violin was an obnoxious affectation in Camper Van Beethoven, irritating and not rockin'. Now, of course, I think it's probably the best part of the proceedings.

The Kinks, "Animal Farm"

Even more broadly, my tolerance (and enjoyment) of folk inspired stuff has also increased over time. So something like this from the Kinks also hits me better. Am I mellowing as I get older? Well, I also listen to more extreme metal, so who knows?

Cavity, "Spine II"

A repeat! Six songs!

DJ Food, "The Riff"

Whee, that's fun! Very groovy shit, here. Sounds like something JG Thirlwell would have cooked up.

Alcest, "La Nuit Marche Avec Moi"

Alcest is the prototypical band that blurred the lines between black metal and shoegaze, but they did so not by blending the forms but instead by migrating gradually from one style to the other. By the time they reached Shelter, the transformation was complete. There's no black metal at all left in their sound, this is pure shoegaze and even just straight pop at some points. It's also, alas, kinda boring. I don't recommend it!

Coldplay, "Clocks"

You all have heard this song plenty! What am I gonna say about it?

Joshua Buergel
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