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Ryo Fukui – Scenery

14-Aug-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Proper Jazz piano trio Thoughts Solid and highly accessible jazz album. A mix of originals and standards, each feels perfect. Lyrical playing and agile without feeling over the top. Recommended. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Ryo-Fukui-Scenery2/release/7296774 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Ryo Fukui – Scenery Description: Album Review of […]

Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill

03-Aug-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? The best of 90s radio alt rock. Thoughts A very important record to me, I could not stop listening to this when it came out in the summer of 1995. I know I wasn’t alone cause it was played constantly on the radio. It’s an important […]

Harmonia – Musik Von Harmonia

23-Jul-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Krautrock with synths: styles ranges from ambient to bouncy. Thoughts Great album, these tracks have a nice flow due to the repetitive expansiveness the jammy krautrock allows. A range of styles are on display which makes this an engaging listen: from the fun bouncy dino, semi […]

Pinegrove – Everything So Far

16-Jul-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Alt rock, has a 90s vibe to it. Thoughts Personal favorite band of mine. The songwriting can get repetitive but there’s a heartfelt sincerity that’s created in their music. The lyrics are key to this feeling, he sings with an uncertainty that illustrates a mature approach […]

Pinegrove – Cardinal

14-Jul-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Young alt rock band with personal exploratory singing. Thoughts Pinegrove is one of my favorite new finds over the past few years. Something about this band really just clicks for me. Maybe it’s the familiarity of the chord driven songs with lyrics that I connect with. […]

Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

25-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Techno with a pleasant floating ambient element. Certain tracks utilize a drum machine for a dance vibe, others are extended and much more in the ambient realm relying on repetition to create feeling. Thoughts A masterpiece: this sounds great and is aphex twin at his most […]

Miles Davis,John Coltrane – The Final Tour (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6)

15-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Dude… it’s miles and trane Thoughts An excellent collection of live jazz. It’s dense for a straight-through listening session but for an abridged selection I’d probably pick a start with the Copenhagen tracks where things are a bit more melodic and playful then get into the […]

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

15-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Modern pop / R&B. Has a soulful well traveled hip vibe to it that incorporates elements of 80s synth funk. Thoughts Why a 5? This album was there for me in the hottest loneliest summer. It inspires hope fear and honesty. I’ll love it til I […]

Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye

01-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Sparse kinda danceable electropop Thoughts I’ve listened to this record a ton over the years and revisiting it now I’m reminded of my 20s. A lot of these tracks are absolute classics. I find the cool/confident delivery of the vocals to be distinct and a big […]

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

15-May-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Singer songwriter with pop sensibility and a strong backing band Thoughts An all around masterpiece: compositionally, lyrically, sonically. I like the mastering as the sparse instrumentation is brought forward in the mix, creating a distinct texture as if you could reach out and feel each of […]