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Tag Archives: 2009

Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You

10-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Vintage jazz rock meets found sound DJ Thoughts Pretty good, forward thinking collage of lots of different sounds. The second record, klangwunder, was a bit more uneven and sporadic sounding. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Blanketship-Klangwunder-The-Sound-Of-Fun-Surrounds-You/release/2030041 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You Description: […]

Uptown Funk Empire – The Empire Strikes Back

30-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? A modern update on classic funk, afrobeat with a disco vibe. Kinda like jamiroquai. Thoughts A little too polished and not raw enough, sounds good and like the modern touches but think it lacked something. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Uptown-Funk-Empire-The-Empire-Strikes-Back/release/1868589 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Uptown Funk Empire – The […]

Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

03-Jul-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Singer songwriter with a full band and string arrangements. Fantastic voice. He’s got a somber / sober style, this is the kind of album you’d turn on after a dramatic breakup that took all weekend and now you’re walking in the park on a […]

The XX – XX

06-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Precious trio that creates spacious but intimate indie rock Thoughts An incredible debut album for modern indie. Its very sparse but incredibly effective, somehow they’re able to sound both as expansive as a desert landscape and intimate as a dark cozy room. A technically […]

Dubphonic – Relight

31-May-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Trip hop Thoughts Mediocre trip hop, nothing I felt I needed to hear again. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Dubphonic-Relight/release/2059645 Listen! Spotify

Swan Lake – Enemy Mine

17-Mar-18

⭐⭐ Suggested by a friend for pre-kaputt destroyer, this fell flat on my ears. Lacks chemistry and seemed pretentious, not surprising coming from these drama queens. Bejar’s lyrics are good, album highlights are tracks where he’s singing. More Info: https://www.discogs.com/Swan-Lake-Enemy-Mine/release/1853631 Listen! Spotify: Youtube:

Portugal. The Man – It’s Complicated Being A Wizard

15-Mar-18

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Revisiting this since it first came out almost 10 years ago and it’s no surprise this band had it’s break out. The album keeps a good groove throughout, woven together with interesting electronic textures. I particularly love the first half of opal magic, I’ve listened to it dozens of times and still think it’s […]