Albums

  • 2022.01.24 M – Third Eye Blind, Third Eye Blind (1997)
  • 2022.01.24 M – Maurice Ravel, La valse, M. 72 · Basque National Orchestra · Robert Trevino
    • Alex Ross: Let the Basques’ rip-roaring rendition of Ravel’s “La Valse” stand in for the rest. It explodes with characterful touches: sinister noodling of bass clarinet, slashing cross-rhythms, kitschy swoops of portamento, concussive thuds on the bass drum. At the same time, Trevino maintains irresistible momentum, absorbing each detail into the general crescendo. “La Valse” was composed in the wake of the First World War, and conductors often make a point of enacting a brutal stampede toward catastrophe. Trevino doesn’t skimp on the menace, but he and his musicians keep swinging to the end, dancing into darkness.
  • 2022.01.24 M – Jana Horn, Optimism (Jan 2022)
    • Hauntingly simple? I liked this album a lot. Re-visit with lyrics at some point
  • 2022.01.23 Su – Jake Xerxes Fussell, Good and Green Again (Jan 2022)
  • 2022.01.23 Su – Mike Cooper, Rayon Hula (2004)
  • 2022.01.23 Su – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3, 1922)
  • 2022.01.19 W – Symphony No. 7 In E Major performed by Andris Nelsons Gewandhausorchester and Written by Anton Bruckner
    • “You enjoy Bruckner?”
    • “Yes. His Seventh Symphony. I always find the third movement particularly uplifting.”
    • “I often listen to his Ninth Symphony,” I chimed in. Another pretty meaningless statement.
  • 2022.01.18 T – Wilco, Summerteeth (Mar 1999)
  • 2022.01.18 T – FKA twigs, CAPRISONGS (Jan 2022)
  • 2022.01.12 W – The Weeknd, Dawn FM (Jan 2022)
  • 2022.01.01 S – Hailu Mergia, Tezeta
  • 2021.12.29 W – Nico, Chelsea Girl (Oct 1967)
  • 2021.12.29 W – Bill CallahanBonnie “Prince” Billy, Blind Date Party (Dec 2021)
  • 2021.12.28 T – Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians (Apr 1976)
  • 2021.12.25 S – Silent Room (Enzo Carniel & Filippo Vignato), Aria (2021)
  • 2021.12.24 F – Various Artist, Edo Funk Explosion Vol​.​1 (2021)
  • 2021.12.24 F – Kiazi Malonga, Tembo Kia Ngoma (2021)
  • 2021.12.23 R – Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What (2011)
  • 2021.12.19 Su – The Wrens, The Meadowlands (2003)
  • 2021.12.19 Su – Aeon Station, Observatory (Dec 2021)
  • 2021.12.14 T – Jeff Parker, Forfolks (Dec 2021)
  • 2021.12.13 M – King Sunny Adé – Juju Music (1982)
  • 2021.12.11 S – From All Sides, Bola Sete and Vince Guaraldi (1965)
  • 2021.12.11 S – Balimaya Project, Wolo So (2021)
  • 2021.12.10 F – Promises, Floating Points; Pharoah Sanders; and the London Symphony Orchestra (2021)
  • 2021.12.07 T – Miho Hazama, The Danish Radio Big Band, Imaginary Visions (2021)
  • 2021.12.07 T – Fair Oriana, Two Voices
  • 2021.12.05 Su – Professor Longhair, Fess at Home
  • 2021.12.05 Su – Hassan Wargui, Tiddukla (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.12.05 Su – Makthaverskan, För Allting (Nov 2021)
    • Gothenburg Beach House vibes? Love it
  • 2021.12.05 Su – Hour, Tiny Houses (2018)
  • 2021.12.05 Su – Ryan Dann, Joe Pera Soundtrack
  • 2021.11.26 F – Courtney Barnett, Things Take Time, Take Time (Nov 2021
    • This album rock; why not more promotion and buzz?
  • 2021.11.21 Su – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Ban – The Legendary 1979 No Dukes Concerts (1979, live)
  • 2021.11.21 Su – Kikagaku Moyo (2018)
  • 2021.11.20 S – Clams Casino, Winter Flower (Nov 2021)
    • Rap enya and mario
  • 2021.11.20 S – serpentwithfeet, DEACON’S Grove EP (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.11.14 Su – Rosie Lowe and Duval Timothy, Son (Nov 2021)
    • Last song… woo
  • 2021.11.14 Su – Jonny Greenwood, Spencer soundtrack (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.11.14 Su – Boz Scaggs,Silk Degrees (1976)
  • 2021.11.12 F – dltzk, Frailty (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.11.09 T – Dijon, Absolutely (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.11.06 S – Snail Mail, Valentine (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.11.04 R – Yemi, Heartmusic (Nov 2021)
  • 2021.11.01 M – aya, im hole (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.11.01 M -Dinosaur Jr., Emptiness at the Sinclair (Oct 2021, Live Album)
  • 2021.10.30 S – Lily Konigsberg, Lily We Need to Talk Now (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.30 S – ASAP Rocky, Live. Love. ASAP (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.30 S – The War on Drugs, I Don’t Live Here Anymore (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.26 T – Explosions in the Sky, Bid Bend (Aug 2021)
  • 2021.10.26 T – The Clash, Combat Rock
  • 2021.10.25 M – Parquet Courts, Sympathy for Life (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.24 Su – JPEGMAFIA, LP! (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.23 S – Lana Del Rey, Blue Banisters (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.19 T – Tems, For Broken Ears (2020)
  • 2021.10.19 T – Dave Matthews Band, Crash (Apr 1996)
  • 2021.10.19 T – The Beatles, Let It Be (Super Deluxe)
  • 2021.10.18 M – The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Illusory Walls (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.17 Su – Volcanic Bird Enemy and the Voiced Conern, Lil Ugly Mane (
  • 2021.10.13 W – Rilo Kiley, Take Offs and Landings (Jul 2001)
  • 2021.10.12 T – Sufjan Stevens, A Beginner’s Mind (Sep 2021)
  • 2021.10.12 T – Wiki, Half God (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.11 M – BADBADNOTGOOD, Talk Memory (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.08 S – Terry Riley, In C (1964)
  • 2021.10.08 F – Porches, All Day Gentle Hold! (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.02 S – Illuminati Hotties, Let Me Do One More (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.10.01 F – Tara Clerkin Trio, In Spring (Oct 2021)
  • 2021.09.29 W – Tom Misch, Quarantine Sessions (Sep 2021)
  • 2021.09.28 T – My Idea, That’s My Idea (Sep 2021)
  • 2021.09.28 T – Brian Eno, Music for Airports: Live (Bang on a Can) (2008?)
  • 2021.09.24 F – Mas Ysa, Worth (Feb 2014)
  • 2021.09.23 R – The Avalanches, Since I Left You (Nov 2020)
  • 2021.09.22 W – Andy Shauf, Wilds (Sep 2020)
  • 2021.09.19 Su – Nala Sinephro, Space 1.8 (Sep 2021)
  • 2021.09.19 Su – King Krule, You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down (September 2021)
  • 2021.09.17 F – Low, HEY WHAT (September 2021)
  • 2021.09.06 M – Big Red Machine, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? (September 2021)
  • 2021.09.03 F – Indigo De Souza, Any Shape You Take (August 2021)
  • 2021.09.03 F – Turnstile, Glow On (August 2021)
  • 2021.08.29 Su – Kanye West, Donda (August 2021)
  • 2021.08.14 S – Water From Your Eyes, Structure (August 2021)
  • 2021.07.24 Su – Faye Webster: I Know I’m Funny haha (June 2021)
  • 2021.07.18 F – Yes, Fragile (November 1971)
  • 2021.07.12 M – Mdou Moctar’s, Afrique Victime (May 2021)
  • 2021.06.29 T – Lord Huron, Long Lost (May 2021)
    • Didn’t grab me in but had some good ones
  • 2021.06.23 W – Paramore, Riot!
  • 2021.06.22 T – Kyu Sakamoto, Best 9
    • More like best 3! amirite?
  • 2021.06.22 T – Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
  • 2021.06.20 Su – Japanese Breakfast, Jubiliee (June 2021)
    • Opening and closing songs carry it through
  • 2021.06.10 R – Rostam, Changephobia (June 2021)
  • 2021.05.24 M – Arooj Aftab, Vulture Prince 
    • Ted Gioia tweeted out; I found it okay. Reminded me of Age of Empires II themes actually
    • Maybe have to re-visit. Clearly missed whatever the buzz is about
  • 2021.05.20  – Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 2021.05.19 W – The Rollings Stones, Exile on Main St.
    • Wow, so good; also, ohhh this is Twin Peaks…
  • 2021.03.24 W – Kurt Vile, Constant Hitmaker
    • So underrated
  • 2021.03.23 T – Brooklyn Rider, Healing Modes
    • Five New Chamber Works with Possible Healing Properties
  • 2021.03.21 S – The Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
  • 2021.03.12 F – Drakeo the Ruler, Thank You For Using GTL.
  • 2021.02.28 Su – Jorge Ben Jor, A Tábua De Esmeralda 
  • 2021.02.28 Su – Gilberto Gil, Expresso 2222 
  • 2021.02.27 S – Novos Baianos, Acabou Chorare 
    • Wow, classic
  • 2021.02.27 S – Cloud Nothings, The Shadow I Remember (Feb 2021)
  • 2021.02.27 S – Julien Baker, Little Oblivions (Feb 2021)
    • Good, a little forgettable though as I already can’t remember it 
  • 2021.02.25 R – The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Oliver Nelson
  • 2021.02.25 R – Stefano Bollani, Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar    
    • Solo Piano Reworking of Influential Rock Opera
  • 2021.02.23 T – Noah Clinel Mountain Opus          
    • Solo Banjo
  • 2021.02.22 M – Cassandra Jenkins, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (February 2021)
  • 2021.02.16 T – The Weeknd, Trilogy (2012)
    • So good
    • There has to be a Cocteau Twins connection
    • CT apprently dealt with cocaine
    • Fifty-fifty Clown at 1:30 mark sounds like it is going to rip into I Feel It Coming
  • 2021.02.15 M – Chick Corea, Plays (2020)
  • 2021.02.10 W – Louise Bock – Sketch for Winter VII – Abyss: For Cello      
    • Gioia 
    • Mystical Drone Music for Cello
    • It certainly droned
  • 2021.02.09 T – Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow, Life Goes On  
    • Jazz Trio
    • I do not know enough about jazz to appreciate it any of it in its specifcs
  • 2021.01.21 R – Linda Ronstadt, Heart Like a Wheel
    • Haven’t even heard of her until I saw mentioned in a pitfork album
    • Kick butt soft core rock!
  • 2021.01.13 W – William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops
    • Beautiful first song on the massive four album project
    • Mapping and demapping sonically
  • 2021.01.08 F – Cocanha, Puput
  • John Luther Adams & the JACK Quartet, Lines Made by Walking         
    • Contemporary Landscape Music for String Quartet
  • Tunde Adebimpe, A Warm Weather Ghost         
    • Soulful Synthpop Meets Classical Music
  • Sam Amidon, Sam Amidon   
    • 19th Century Singing Style Juxtaposed with 21st Century Soundscapes
  • Anakronos, The Red Book of Ossory       
    • Medieval Music Mixed with Folk Sounds, Jazz and Celtic Witchcraft
  • Yukihiro Atsumi, Kachofugetsu
    • Traditional Japanese Music Updated with Guitar
    • Kind of forgettable for me
  • Jeremy Beck, By Moonlight
    • Contemporary Classical Music from Kentucky
    • “Just” jazz
  • Art Blakey and  The Jazz Messengers, Just Coolin’     
    • Previously Unreleased Album by a Classic Hard Bop Combo
    • “Just” jazz