Saturday, May 23, 2020

Album Overview Spring 2020: Quarantunes - The Sequel! (Part 2)

Overview of recent listening, including:

Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers (2003)
The Sorcerers – In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God (2020)
Gaijin Blues – Gaijin Blues II (2019)
Brendan Benson – Dear Life (2020)
Stephan Thelan – Fractal Guitar (2019)
Other Lives – For Their Love (2020)

Relevant Links:
Previous post on Fountains of Wayne
An older pair of text posts (1,2) on Brendan Benson
An older text post on Other Lives Tamer Animals

The ever-growing 2020 playlist:

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Album Overview Spring 2020: Quarantunes - The Sequel!

Brief impressions on the albums that have been in rotation recently, including:

The Merrymakers – Bubblegun (1998)
Seabuckthorn – Through a Vulnerable Occur (2020)
Flotation Toy Warning – Bluffer’s Guide to the Flight Deck (2003)
LAG I RUN – Vagrant Sleepers (2019)
Tears for Fears – The Seeds of Love (1989)
Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020)

Relevant Links
Older text post on Seabuckthorn’s Turns

Monday, May 4, 2020

Chomsky's "Selections:" Rebooting With Possibilities

Review and Discussion on Chomsky’s 1999 release A Few Possible Selections to the Soundtrack of Your Life.

Relevant Links:
I consider this album to be my 2000 Album of the Year

Monday, April 27, 2020

Spring Album Roundup Part 2: The Fo' Realz Quarantine Collection

A new album overview for late Spring 2020, including

J. Balvin – Colores (2020)
Brutus – Nest (2019)
Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion (2020)
Mdou Moctar – Ilana, the Creator (2019)
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts V: Together (2020)
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts VI: Locusts (2020)

And the playlist grows!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Swimming With the Fish Part 2: Marillion's Fugazi

Review and discussion on Marillion’s Fugazi (1984).

Relevant links:
Part I of this series: Script for a Jester’s Tear

A text post on a more recent album: F.E.A.R.

Another text post addressing Anoraknophobia