Albums

  1. 2022.09.21 W – Emerson Quartet & cellist David Finckel: Schubert’s String Quintet in C, D. 956, Op.Posth 163 (youtube)
  2. 2022.09.21 W – Death Cab for Cutie: Asphalt Meadows (Sep 2022)
  3. 2022.09.14 W – Modest Mouse: The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
  4. 2022.09.12 M – Sudan Archives: Natural Brown Prom Queen (2022)
  5. 2022.09.12 M – Jockstrap: I Love You Jennifer B (2022)
  6. 2022.09.12 M – Rachika Nayar: Heaven Come Crashing (2022), sort of like a ravy Explosions in the Sky
  7. 2022.09.12 Su – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Drone Mass (2022, trailer)
  8. 2022.09.11 Su – Pasquale Grasso: Be-Bop! (2022)
  9. 2022.09.11 Su – Tyshawn Sorey (with Aaron Diehl and Matt Brewer): Mesmerism (2022, bandcamp)
  10. 2022.09.11 Su – Black Flower: Magma (2022) – Reminded me of King Gizzard (Ice V music video)
  11. 2022.09.09 F – John Adams: Grand Pianola Music (1981) – youtube
  12. 2022.09.09 F – John Adams: The Chairman Dances (1985) – (Christian Zeal and Activity; Edo de Waart’s 1986 recording of the piece with the San Francisco Symphony (appearing on the 1987 album The Chairman Dances) replaced this interview with a looped, fragmented, non-chronological recording of a Christian sermon on a miracle of Jesus, the healing the man with a withered hand, centered on the words “Why would Jesus have been drawn to a withered hand?” This recording was used on the soundtrack of the 2010 film Shutter Island.)
  13. 2022.09.07 W – The Front Bottoms: Talon of the Hawk (2013)
  14. 2022.09.06 T – Dr L Subramaniam: Raga Bahudari | Brovabarama (Live at Montreal)
  15. 2022.08.20 S – Cass McCombs: Heartmind (Aug 2022)
  16. 2022.08.12 F – Panda Bear/Sonic Boom: Reset (Aug 2022)
  17. 2022.08.10 W – Horse Jumper of Love: Natural Part (Jun 2022) – Full Album Stream
  18. 2022.08.01 M – Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim): Duke Ellington Presents the Dollar Brand Trio (1963)
  19. 2022.07.31 Su – Florist: Florist (Jul 2022)
  20. 2022.07.26 T – Sam Prekop/John McEntire: Sons Of (Jul 2022)
  21. 2022.07.24 Su – Andrew Weber: Late to the Party (2021)
  22. 2022.07.23 S – Ty Segall: Hello, Hi (Jul 2022)
  23. 2022.07.21 R – Guided by Voices: Bee Thousand (1994)
  24. 2022.07.17 S – DJ Shadow: Endtroducing (1996)
  25. 2022.07.17 S – Super Mama Djombo: Na Cambança (1978)
  26. 2022.07.16 F – Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1956)
  27. 2022.06.30 R – Gum Boots: Accordion Jive Hits Vol II – youtube comment from Heidi Berg, The Band name is “Gum Boots”. The Records are on GoGo Records. They have been scrubbed from the Earth by a certain multi-millionaire. Gum Boots – the band (which included ‘boyoyo boys” and others other others! ) put out many records. I have orig 3. They were made in 1980 and 1981. Probably a lot of other years too. / This is an amazingly long collection of their “Jive Accordion Hits” __ * But it does not contain the ultimately Scrubbed from the Planet Though it’s very interesting to hear the same players w/their joyful gorgeous sound on so many like-tracks. Tragic that the Rich are able to SQUASH the POOR. And then get heralded for being generous somehow… The cassettes always had full credits, song titles, producer, record company, and Art work pics on cover – Nonsense that it was ever a “Mystery”! It was not a Mystery — but NOW it’s a mystery 😉 It’s been Squashed. Thanks for this posting & hello back at you!
  28. 2022.06.29 W – The Jazz Epistles: Verse 1 (1960)
  29. 2022.06.29 W – Various Artists: African Music, collected by Laura C. Bolton (1957)
  30. 2022.06.28 T – Alex G: Sloth (2019 fan compilation of singles)
  31. 2022.06.27 M – Zola Jesus: Arkhon (Jun 2022)
  32. 2022.06.27 M – Tim Heidecker: High School (Jun 2022)
  33. 2022.06.26 Su – Daniel Johnston: Hi, How Are You (1983)
  34. 2022.06.25 S – Soccer Mommy: Sometimes, Forever (Jun 2022)
  35. 2022.06.25 S – Paul Simon: Graceland (Aug 1986)
  36. 2022.06.23 R – Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star
  37. 2022.06.23 R – Billy Bragg: Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy (Feb 1983)
  38. 2022.06.20 M – Bartees Strange: Farm to Table (Jun 2022)
  39. 2022.06.20 M – Perfume Genius: Ugly Season (Jun 2022)
  40. 2022.06.19 Su – The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (1966)
  41. 2022.06.14 T – Janky Star, Grace Ives (June 2022)
  42. 2022.06.05 Su – Kevin Morby: This Is A Photograph (Mar 2022)
  43. 2022.06.03 F – Harry Styles: Harry’s House (May 2022)
  44. 2022.05.30 M – Steve Poltz: Stardust and Satellites
  45. 2022.05.28 S – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: Opalescent
  46. 2022.05.27 F – Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live in Loveland
  47. 2022.05.26 R – Pastor Champion: I Just Want to Be a Good Man
  48. 2022.05.23 M – Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti (2022)
  49. 2022.05.23 M – The Smile, A Light for Attracting Attention (2022)
  50. 2022.05.12 R – SAULT, AIr (2022): This was so oddly good.
  51. 2022.05.11 W – MJ Lenderman, Boat Songs (2022): Country Pinegrove. I think of all bands as shades of Pinegrove I guess… 33 minutes!
  52. 2022.05.09 M – Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It In People (2002)
  53. 2022.05.08 Su M – John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (1965): A 30 minute-er. Who knew!
  54. 2022.05.04 W – Runner, Always Repeating (album): Hovvdy plus Pinegrove? Plus just a great execution of the 30 minute album.
  55. 2022.04.27 W – Kurt Vile, (watch my moves)
  56. 2022.04.17 Su – Father John Misty, Chloë and the Next 20th Century (Apr 2022)
  57. 2022.04.15 F – PENDANT, Harp (Apr 2022)
  58. 2022.04.11 M – Hands of the Heron, 13 Moons (Feb 2021): Gioia, bandcamp
  59. 2022.04.11 M – Steve Reich, Different Trains (1988): three-movement piece for string quartet and tape
  60. 2022.04.07 R – Alabaster dePlume, Gold – Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (Mar 2022)
  61. 2022.04.06 W – Soul Glo, Diaspora Problems
  62. 2022.04.01 F – Warm Chris, Aldous Harding (Mar 2022)
  63. 2022.03.27 Su – Destroyer, Labyrinthitis (Mar 2022)
  64. 2022.03.19 S – Charli XCX, Crash (Mar 2022): Lots of rhyming with Pop 2
  65. 2022.03.19 S – Oso Oso, Sore Thumb (Mar 2022)
  66. 2022.03.18 F – Rosalía, MOTOMAMI (Mar 2022): A bunch of two minutes attention grabbers.
  67. 2022.03.13 Su – Laraaji, Vision Songs, Vol. 1 (1984)
  68. 2022.03.12 S – My People, Cha Wa (Apr 2021)
  69. 2022.03.07 M – Cécile McLorin Salvant, WomanChild (May 2013)
  70. 2022.03.05 S – Big Thief, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (2022): So many good songs…
  71. 2022.03.02 W – Animal Collective, Time Skiffs (Feb 2022)
  72. 2022.02.28 M – Hurray for the Riff Raff, Life on Earth (Feb 2022)
  73. 2022.02.25 F – Cat Stevens, Harold and Maude (1971)
  74. 2022.02.19 Su – DFTK, Yung Kayo (Feb 2022): Fun young thug-ish album
  75. 2022.02.19 Su – Bola Sete, Samba in Seattle : Live at the Penthouse 1966
  76. 2022.02.19 Su – Philippe Herreweghe / Staatskapelle Dresden: Edition Staatskapelle Dresden, Vol. 51: Johann Sebastian Bach: Gioia, “(“Memento Mori” Pandemic Concert for an Audience of Ten)”
  77. 2022.02.17 R – Beach House, Once Twice Melody (Feb 2022, Sub Pop): “You don’t listen to Once Twice Melody, you dissolve into it.
  78. 2022.02.15 T – Glitch Princess, yeule (Feb 2022): Did not make it through the last 4 hour track (yet) but the rest of the listen is a post-post pop trip.
  79. 2022.02.09 W – Tony Karapetyan Trio (with Sebastian Studnitzky): Point Of View (#gioia – how is this so fun? I try so hard to push myself into jazz and this just yanked me in)
  80. 2022.02.09 W – Hania Rani – Live from Studio S2 (Mar 2022, Gondwana Records): #gioia I mean this is so listenable. And gets that all-time music word:propulsive. ALlo feels “narrative”y?
  81. 2022.02.07 – Pingrove, 11:11 (Jan 2022, Rough Trade): More foot-tapping head nodding pinegrove!
  82. 2022.02.07 – Mitski, Laurel Hell (Feb 2022 through Dead Oceans): Weird fun.
  83. 2022.02.03 R – Forth Wanderers, Tough Love (Nov 2014): A 25 minute all-timer
  84. 2022.02.03 R – The Boys with Perpetual Nervousness, Songs from Another Life (Feb 2021): A Gioia 100 of 2021
  85. 2022.02.02 W – Khalab & M’berra Ensemble, M’berra (2021)
    • Gioia 100: Collective of Malian Musicians from the M’berra Refugee Camp in Southeast Mauritania
  86. 2022.01.27 R – Dijon, Absolutely (Nov 2021)
  87. 2022.01.24 M – Third Eye Blind, Third Eye Blind (1997)
  88. 2022.01.24 M – Maurice Ravel, La valse, M. 72 · Basque National Orchestra · Robert Trevino
    • Alex RossLet 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.
  89. 2022.01.24 M – Jana Horn, Optimism (Jan 2022)
    • Hauntingly simple? I liked this album a lot. Re-visit with lyrics at some point
  90. 2022.01.23 Su – Jake Xerxes Fussell, Good and Green Again (Jan 2022)
  91. 2022.01.23 Su – Mike Cooper, Rayon Hula (2004)
  92. 2022.01.23 Su – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3, 1922)
  93. 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.
  94. 2022.01.18 T – Wilco, Summerteeth (Mar 1999)
  95. 2022.01.18 T – FKA twigs, CAPRISONGS (Jan 2022)
  96. 2022.01.12 W – The Weeknd, Dawn FM (Jan 2022)
  97. 2022.01.01 S – Hailu Mergia, Tezeta
  1. 2021.12.29 W – Nico, Chelsea Girl (Oct 1967)
  2. 2021.12.29 W – Bill CallahanBonnie “Prince” Billy, Blind Date Party (Dec 2021)
  3. 2021.12.28 T – Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians (Apr 1976)
  4. 2021.12.25 S – Silent Room (Enzo Carniel & Filippo Vignato), Aria (2021)
  5. 2021.12.24 F – Various Artist, Edo Funk Explosion Vol​.​1 (2021)
  6. 2021.12.24 F – Kiazi Malonga, Tembo Kia Ngoma (2021)
  7. 2021.12.23 R – Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What (2011)
  8. 2021.12.19 Su – The Wrens, The Meadowlands (2003)
  9. 2021.12.19 Su – Aeon Station, Observatory (Dec 2021)
  10. 2021.12.14 T – Jeff Parker, Forfolks (Dec 2021)
  11. 2021.12.13 M – King Sunny Adé – Juju Music (1982)
  12. 2021.12.11 S – From All Sides, Bola Sete and Vince Guaraldi (1965)
  13. 2021.12.11 S – Balimaya Project, Wolo So (2021)
  14. 2021.12.10 F – Promises, Floating Points; Pharoah Sanders; and the London Symphony Orchestra (2021)
  15. 2021.12.07 T – Miho Hazama, The Danish Radio Big Band, Imaginary Visions (2021)
  16. 2021.12.07 T – Fair Oriana, Two Voices
  17. 2021.12.05 Su – Professor Longhair, Fess at Home
  18. 2021.12.05 Su – Hassan Wargui, Tiddukla (Nov 2021)
  19. 2021.12.05 Su – Makthaverskan, För Allting (Nov 2021)
    • Gothenburg Beach House vibes? Love it
  20. 2021.12.05 Su – Hour, Tiny Houses (2018)
  21. 2021.12.05 Su – Ryan Dann, Joe Pera Soundtrack
  22. 2021.11.26 F – Courtney Barnett, Things Take Time, Take Time (Nov 2021
    • This album rock; why not more promotion and buzz?
  23. 2021.11.21 Su – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Ban – The Legendary 1979 No Dukes Concerts (1979, live)
  24. 2021.11.21 Su – Kikagaku Moyo (2018)
  25. 2021.11.20 S – Clams Casino, Winter Flower (Nov 2021)
    • Rap enya and mario
  26. 2021.11.20 S – serpentwithfeet, DEACON’S Grove EP (Nov 2021)
  27. 2021.11.14 Su – Rosie Lowe and Duval Timothy, Son (Nov 2021)
    • Last song… woo
  28. 2021.11.14 Su – Jonny Greenwood, Spencer soundtrack (Nov 2021)
  29. 2021.11.14 Su – Boz Scaggs,Silk Degrees (1976)
  30. 2021.11.12 F – dltzk, Frailty (Nov 2021)
  31. 2021.11.09 T – Dijon, Absolutely (Nov 2021)
  32. 2021.11.06 S – Snail Mail, Valentine (Nov 2021)
  33. 2021.11.04 R – Yemi, Heartmusic (Nov 2021)
  34. 2021.11.01 M – aya, im hole (Oct 2021)
  35. 2021.11.01 M -Dinosaur Jr., Emptiness at the Sinclair (Oct 2021, Live Album)
  36. 2021.10.30 S – Lily Konigsberg, Lily We Need to Talk Now (Oct 2021)
  37. 2021.10.30 S – ASAP Rocky, Live. Love. ASAP (Oct 2021)
  38. 2021.10.30 S – The War on Drugs, I Don’t Live Here Anymore (Oct 2021)
  39. 2021.10.26 T – Explosions in the Sky, Bid Bend (Aug 2021)
  40. 2021.10.26 T – The Clash, Combat Rock
  41. 2021.10.25 M – Parquet Courts, Sympathy for Life (Oct 2021)
  42. 2021.10.24 Su – JPEGMAFIA, LP! (Oct 2021)
  43. 2021.10.23 S – Lana Del Rey, Blue Banisters (Oct 2021)
  44. 2021.10.19 T – Tems, For Broken Ears (2020)
  45. 2021.10.19 T – Dave Matthews Band, Crash (Apr 1996)
  46. 2021.10.19 T – The Beatles, Let It Be (Super Deluxe)
  47. 2021.10.18 M – The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Illusory Walls (Oct 2021)
  48. 2021.10.17 Su – Volcanic Bird Enemy and the Voiced Conern, Lil Ugly Mane (
  49. 2021.10.13 W – Rilo Kiley, Take Offs and Landings (Jul 2001)
  50. 2021.10.12 T – Sufjan Stevens, A Beginner’s Mind (Sep 2021)
  51. 2021.10.12 T – Wiki, Half God (Oct 2021)
  52. 2021.10.11 M – BADBADNOTGOOD, Talk Memory (Oct 2021)
  53. 2021.10.08 S – Terry Riley, In C (1964)
  54. 2021.10.08 F – Porches, All Day Gentle Hold! (Oct 2021)
  55. 2021.10.02 S – Illuminati Hotties, Let Me Do One More (Oct 2021)
  56. 2021.10.01 F – Tara Clerkin Trio, In Spring (Oct 2021)
  57. 2021.09.29 W – Tom Misch, Quarantine Sessions (Sep 2021)
  58. 2021.09.28 T – My Idea, That’s My Idea (Sep 2021)
  59. 2021.09.28 T – Brian Eno, Music for Airports: Live (Bang on a Can) (2008?)
  60. 2021.09.24 F – Mas Ysa, Worth (Feb 2014)
  61. 2021.09.23 R – The Avalanches, Since I Left You (Nov 2020)
  62. 2021.09.22 W – Andy Shauf, Wilds (Sep 2020)
  63. 2021.09.19 Su – Nala Sinephro, Space 1.8 (Sep 2021)
  64. 2021.09.19 Su – King Krule, You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down (September 2021)
  65. 2021.09.17 F – Low, HEY WHAT (September 2021)
  66. 2021.09.06 M – Big Red Machine, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? (September 2021)
  67. 2021.09.03 F – Indigo De Souza, Any Shape You Take (August 2021)
  68. 2021.09.03 F – Turnstile, Glow On (August 2021)
  69. 2021.08.29 Su – Kanye West, Donda (August 2021)
  70. 2021.08.14 S – Water From Your Eyes, Structure (August 2021)
  71. 2021.07.24 Su – Faye Webster: I Know I’m Funny haha (June 2021)
  72. 2021.07.18 F – Yes, Fragile (November 1971)
  73. 2021.07.12 M – Mdou Moctar’s, Afrique Victime (May 2021)
  74. 2021.06.29 T – Lord Huron, Long Lost (May 2021)
    • Didn’t grab me in but had some good ones
  75. 2021.06.23 W – Paramore, Riot!
  76. 2021.06.22 T – Kyu Sakamoto, Best 9
    • More like best 3! amirite?
  77. 2021.06.22 T – Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
  78. 2021.06.20 Su – Japanese Breakfast, Jubiliee (June 2021)
    • Opening and closing songs carry it through
  79. 2021.06.10 R – Rostam, Changephobia (June 2021)
  80. 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
  81. 2021.05.20  – Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  82. 2021.05.19 W – The Rollings Stones, Exile on Main St.
    • Wow, so good; also, ohhh this is Twin Peaks…
  83. 2021.03.24 W – Kurt Vile, Constant Hitmaker
    • So underrated
  84. 2021.03.23 T – Brooklyn Rider, Healing Modes
    • Five New Chamber Works with Possible Healing Properties
  85. 2021.03.21 S – The Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
  86. 2021.03.12 F – Drakeo the Ruler, Thank You For Using GTL.
  87. 2021.02.28 Su – Jorge Ben Jor, A Tábua De Esmeralda 
  88. 2021.02.28 Su – Gilberto Gil, Expresso 2222 
  89. 2021.02.27 S – Novos Baianos, Acabou Chorare
    • Wow, classic
  90. 2021.02.27 S – Cloud Nothings, The Shadow I Remember (Feb 2021)
  91. 2021.02.27 S – Julien Baker, Little Oblivions (Feb 2021)
    • Good, a little forgettable though as I already can’t remember it 
  92. 2021.02.25 R – The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Oliver Nelson
  93. 2021.02.25 R – Stefano Bollani, Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Solo Piano Reworking of Influential Rock Opera
  94. 2021.02.23 T – Noah Clinel Mountain Opus
    • Solo Banjo
  95. 2021.02.22 M – Cassandra Jenkins, An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (February 2021)
  96. 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
  97. 2021.02.15 M – Chick Corea, Plays (2020)
  98. 2021.02.10 W – Louise Bock – Sketch for Winter VII – Abyss: For Cello
    • Gioia 
    • Mystical Drone Music for Cello
    • It certainly droned
  99. 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
  100. 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!
  101. 2021.01.13 W – William Basinski, The Disintegration Loops
    • Beautiful first song on the massive four album project
    • Mapping and demapping sonically
  102. 2021.01.08 F – Cocanha, Puput
  103. John Luther Adams & the JACK Quartet, Lines Made by Walking
    • Contemporary Landscape Music for String Quartet
  104. Tunde Adebimpe, A Warm Weather Ghost
    • Soulful Synthpop Meets Classical Music
  105. Sam Amidon, Sam Amidon
    • 19th Century Singing Style Juxtaposed with 21st Century Soundscapes
  106. Anakronos, The Red Book of Ossory
    • Medieval Music Mixed with Folk Sounds, Jazz and Celtic Witchcraft
  107. Yukihiro Atsumi, Kachofugetsu
    • Traditional Japanese Music Updated with Guitar
    • Kind of forgettable for me
  108. Jeremy Beck, By Moonlight
    • Contemporary Classical Music from Kentucky
    • “Just” jazz
  109. Art Blakey and  The Jazz Messengers, Just Coolin’
    • Previously Unreleased Album by a Classic Hard Bop Combo
    • “Just” jazz