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Five Songs, 9/6/2022

ALL, "Honey Peeps" You know, I never really gave this album a real shot. The previous album seemed so sour and included some really bad lyrics, so after buying this one due to inertia, I never really engaged with it. This is a decent tune,...

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Five Songs, 7/23/2022

The Afghan Whigs, "Neglekted" I always wonder a bit about song titles like this one. What does the spelling here represent? It's not a common alternate spelling or anything, so what was it that they were choosing to capture here? A mystery that might be...

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Five Songs, 8/15/2021

ALL, "Honey Peeps" By the time they hit 1997's Mass Nerder, ALL was on their third singer across seven albums, but the band still basically sounded the same. This was finally the album where I realized that I was very much done with them. The...

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Five Songs, 12/12/2019

The Magnetic Fields, "Two Kinds of People" There are two kinds of people: those with the patience to pick through 69 Love Songs to find the good bits, and those who cannot be bothered. The Skatalites, "Woman A Come" The Skatalites didn't often have a...

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Five Songs, 4/30/2019

Good one today. All, "Vida Blue" Even on their later albums, All could still sometimes summon up some nicely soaring power pop stuff. I mean, this is basically just Cheap Trick, but whatever, Cheap Trick is fun. Sonic Youth, "Dirty Boots" Meanwhile, this is basically...