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2023 Listening Log

I be listening to stuff !!
1ryuichi sakamoto
smoochy


(1/4)

1995

4/5

Tango, Hemisphere, A Day In The Park
2betcover!!
卵 (Tamago)


(1/4)

12/21/2022 (counted toward 2023 listening)

3.9/5

超人, 壁, イカと蛸のサンバ
3The Beatles
With The Beatles


(1/2)

1963

3/5

Please Mr. Postman, I Wanna Be Your Man
4The beach boys
Surfer Girl


(1/5)

1963

3.5/5

Surfers Rule, South Bay surfers, Our Car club
5♥ GOJII ♥
Currents


(1/6)

2023

3.5/5

Bloom, Event Horizon
6The Beach Boys
Little Deuce Coupe


(1/6)

1963

3.4/5

Our Car Club, Spirit of America, No-go showboat
7Them Beats
Tha Album


(1/6)

2023

Them Beats slick with it - R&B in like a kind of fun and different way

3.6/5

Howdeedo, Do It Like That, Want It To Be Real

https://vivariumrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/tha-album
8The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night


(1/6)

1964

3.2/5

A Hard Day's Night, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
9The Beach Boys
Shut Down Volume 2


(1/7)

1964

2.6/5

Fun fun fun, Why do fools fall in love
10The Beach Boys
All Summer Long


(1/8)

1964

I'm starting to see some better songwriting/detailed melodies here.

3.5/5

I Get Around, Hushabye, Little Honda, Girls On The Beach
11The Beatles
Beatles for Sale


(1/8)

1964

Same deal here - sounds like '64 was a breakthrough for both boys of beach and boys of beat. Don't think I'd replay this one much though.

3.3/5

No Reply, Rock and Roll Music, Eight Days A Week
12The Beatles
Help!


(1/9)

1965

Now I'm hearing some stuff more pleasing to the ears, here.

3.6/5

Help, Ticket To Ride, Yesterday, Dizzy Miss Lizzie
13The Beatles
Rubber Soul


(1/10)

1965

THIS ONE IS GOOD!!!

4/5

Drive My Car, You Won't See Me, Think For Yourself, The Word, In My Mind
14The Beach Boys
Today!


(1/12)

1965

THIS ONE IS ALSO GOOD!!! Looks like '65 was the year both Beach Boys and Beatles started competing with each other.

4/5

In The Back Of My Mind, Kiss Me Baby, Do You Wanna Dance, Good To My Baby, Please Let Me Wonder
15Ryuichi Sakamoto
Left Handed Dream


(1/12)

1981

4/5

The Garden Of Poppies, Tell 'em to Me, Boku no Kakera, Living In The Dark
16The Beach Boys
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)


(1/4)

1965

3/5

Help Me Rhonda, California Girls
17They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants


(1/17)

1986

4/5

Everything Right Is Wrong Again, Don't Lets Start, She's An Angel, Absolutely Bill's Mood, Alienation's For The Rich, Rhythm Section Want Ad
18The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds


(1/17)

1966

4.2/5

Wouldn't It Be Nice, Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder), I'm Waiting For The Day, Sloop John B, I Know There's An Answer
19Pinegrove
Skylight


(1/23)

2018

3.5/5

Rings, Angelina, Easy Enough, Skylight
20Las Cuevas
Tunnel Vision


(1/24)

12/16/2022 (counted toward 2023 listening)

Relaxing ambient, 'cali vibes' in description pretty accurate

3/5

OUTDOOR 2

https://junglegymrecords.bandcamp.com/album/jgt85-tunnel-vision
21Lil Yachty
Let's Start Here.


(1/29)

2023

Psych rock from trap-pop guy that flits between bland and serene instrumentally and is lyrically a pit but I respect the vision

3.3/5

The ride, the zone, I've officially lost vision!!!!
22Fire-Toolz
I will not use the body's eyes today.


(1/27)

2022

3.7/5

Soda Lake with Game Genie, Jhana + Bhakti Sphere, There Is Only One Suffering...The Suffering of the Divine Circle Dance
23The Beatles
Revolver


(1/29)

1966

4/5

Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine, I've Got To Get You Into My Life, Tomorrow Never Knows
24Declaime & Madlib
In the Beginning Vol. 3


(1/29)

2023

3.2/5

Rollem Right - Original Mix, Soitissaid '93, Laff Now Cry Later
25Emarosa
Sting


(1/30)

2023

Invokes this slow 80s new-wave and almost nothing else. Nice sound, but very same-y

2.3/5

Cinnamon, Again
26Haiku d'Etat
Haiku d'Etat


(1/30)

1999

3.8/5

Non Compos Mentis, Pro Tool Robots, Wants vs Needs, Slower Traffic To The Right, Other MCs
27The Beach Boys
Smiley Smile


(1/30)

1967

4.3/5

Yes, on first listen I find this more entertaining and want to revisit it just the slightest bit more than Pet Sounds. Very wacky, beautiful album. Going to sit with it awhile before I move on to The Smile Sessions. I gotta say this is one of those records that seems to work best for me as a whole, in one listen - that's to say my favorite tracks are below but EVERYTHING here is novel and enjoyable

Heroes and Villains, Good Vibrations, Wind Chime, She's Goin' Bald
28A Taste Of Honey
A Taste of Honey


(1/30)

1978

3.6

Boogie Oogie Oogie, World Spin, Disco Dancin'
29Fats Waller
Waller On The Ivories


(1/31)

1942

3.5/5

Georgia On My Mind, VIper's Drag
30Scooter
Wicked!


(2/1)

1996

3.5/5

I'm Raving, Coldwater Canyon, Don't Let It Be Me
31White Reaper
Asking For A Ride


(2/2)

2023

3.7/5

Fog Machine, Pages
32Zelooperz
Might Not Make It


(2/2)

2023

3.5/5

Backtobacktobacktoback, Telling U
33Son Lux
Everything Everywhere All at Once


(2/2)

2022

3.7/5

Evelyn All At Once, Deirdre Fight, Opera Fight, This Is A Life, Come Recover (Empathy Fight)
34Oozing wound
We Cater To Cowards


(2/3)

2023

4/5

Crypto Fash, Hypnic Jerk, Total Existence Failure
35The Go! Team
Get Up Sequences Part Two


(2/3)

2023

4.3/5

Train Song, Getting To Know, Whammy-O, Going Nowhere, Look Away Look Away
36Young Fathers
Heavy Heavy


(2/4)

2023

4.1/5

I Saw, Drum, Shoot Me Down, Sink Or Swim, Be Your Lady
37Nailbomb
Point Blank


(2/6)

1994

3.8/5

For Fucks Sake, 24 Hour Bullshit, Vai Toma No Cu, Religious Cancer
38Sam Smith
Gloria


(2/6)

2023

2/5

Unholy
39Judy And The Jerks
Free Violence


(2/7)

2023

3.1/5

Rumpus, Bug Boy
40Various Artists (World)
The Indestructible Beat of Soweto


(2/7)

1985

3.9/5

Holotelani,Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama, Sobabamba, Nansi Imali
41Britney Spears
Oops!...I Did It Again


(2/7)

2000

2.5/5

Don't Go Knockin On My Door, Lucky, Stronger
42Autechre
Peel Session 2


(2/8)

2000

3.4/5

Gelk, Blifi
43Christoph De Babalon
If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It


(2/8)

2000

3.5/5

Bookended by MASSIVELY good tunes but the stuff in the middle is just eh. Probably a lot better with the right circumstances.

Opium, High Life (Theme),My Confession
44Adela Mede
Szabadság


(2/9)

2022

3.3/5

Spolu, Voda Sa Vrati Tiez
45Rebecca Black
Let Her Burn


(2/10)

2023

3.8/5

Destroy Me, Misery Loves Company, Look At You, Sick To My Stomach
46Dashboard Confessional
The Swiss Army Romance


(2/10)

2000

2.5/5

Age Six Racer, Shirts and Gloves, The Sharp Hint Of New Tears
47SKECH185
He Left Nothing for the Swim Back


(2/10)

2023

4/5

He Left Nothing For The Swim Back, Nights And Weekends, East Side Summer
48Paramore
This Is Why


(2/10)

2023

3/5

The News, You First, This Is Why
49Madonna
Music


(2/10)

2000

3.2/5

Music, Don't Tell Me, Amazing, Runaway Lover
50Kelela
Raven


(2/11)

2023

4.2/5

Sorbet, Raven, Closure, Missed Call, Happy Ending
51D'angelo
Voodoo


(2/11)

2000

4.4/5

Left And Right, One Mo'Gin, Feel Like Makin Love, Untitled, Playa Playa, Africa
52Radiohead
Kid A


(2/12)

2000

3.7/5

Will listen again probably but do not see what all the hype is about??

Kid A, National Anthem, Treefingers, Optimistic
53Lance Skiiiwalker
Audiodidactic


(2/13)

2023

There are some good beats on this that are unfortunately drowned out by this dudes rambling droll voice

2.1/5

Where to With You
54Caroline Polachek
Desire, I Want To Turn Into You


(2/14)

2023

4.9/5

Welcome To My Island, Sunset, I Believe, Fly To You, Blood and Butter, Butterfly Net, Smoke, Billions
55The Beach Boys
The Smile Sessions


(2/16)

2011

4.5/5

Do You Like Worms?, Cabin Essence, Wonderful, Surfs Up, Vega-tables, Wind Chimes, The Elements: Fire
56The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


(2/18)

1967

4.1/5

With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, She's Leaving Home, When I'm Sixty-Four, A Day In The Life
57Kathy Troccoli
Pure Attraction


(2/20)

1991

Songs about loving Jesus with very 1991 production but an admittedly nice voice (almost 2.5 range for that alone)

2.2/5

Everything Changes, Only Love Can Know
58The Beach Boys
Wild Honey


(2/20)

1967

3.5/5

Aren't You Glad, Darlin', Country Air, Let The Wind Blow
59Roy Orbison
In Dreams


(2/21)

1963

4.1/5

In Dreams, Sunset, Blue Bayou, All I H ave To Do Is Dream, My Prayer
60The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour


(2/21)

1967

Favorite Beatles so far. First time I've thoroughly enjoyed one from front to back. baby, you're a rich man is a bit of a sore spot but otherwise I love this - Sgt. Pepper was great in its own ways, but seemed to get sidetracked by a lot of zany experiments. This corrals the zaniness into a pop-rock formula which is just pure fun to listen to.

4.3/5

The Fool On The Hill, Flying, Hello Goodbye [so thats where they get their name from], Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane
61The Beach Boys
Friends


(2/22)

1968

Chill, but too much so. The stretch from Passing By to Be Still is 10/10 though

3.2/5

Passing By, Anna Lee The Healer, Little Bird, Be Still
62The Beach Boys
20/20


(2/23)

1968

They were running out of ideas without Wilson and it really shows here.

3/5

Do It Again, Never Learn Not To Love, Cabinessence
63Simon and Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


(2/23)

1966

4.3/5

Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Patterns, 59th street Bridge Song, A Simple Desultory Philippic, 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
64The Beatles
The Beatles


(2/24)

1968

With so much on display there's bound to be a couple stinkers so it's hard to give this a solid 5/5, yet I think anyone on the planet can find at least 30 minutes of excellent music here. For me Disc 2 isn't as strong as Disc 1, but it's clear as day the influence this record had on music.

4.5/5

Good Night, Revolution 1, Helter Skelter, Julia, I Will, Rocky Raccoon, Blackbird, Piggies, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, Dear Prudence
65Algiers
Shook


(2/25)

2023

3.9/5

73%, Bite Back, Out of Style Tragedy, Cold World, Momentary
66U.S. Girls
Bless This Mess


(2/26)

2023

Put on and worn out, tired disco pastiche that others have done better. That said, the midsection works best.

2.9/5

Futures Bet, So Typically Now
67The Dillards
Back Porch Bluegrass


(2/28)

1963

3.8/5

Somebody Touched Me, Old Man At The Mill, Rainin' Here This Morning, Ground Hog
68Model/Actriz
Dogsbody


(3/1)

2023

Melancholic, lustful gay industrial dance punk

4.1/5

Donkey Show, Mosquito, Pure Mode, Maria
69Asleep Country
Fake Opulent


(3/3)

2023

A 3 hour sound collage that keeps my interest piqued with it's melodies and loose themes is no small feat, but at the end of the day it's still a 3 hour sound collage. That said, there is no denying the care and mastery that went into this. Will probably be talked about in the future by many as an important part of plunderphonics in the digital age or some shit

3.4/5

Covert Steelworks - Looted Jewels, Comedy Of Hand Sleights, Heaven knows it's got to be this time
70 Kali Malone
Does Spring Hide It's Joy


(3/3)

2023

3.7/5

V2
71Gorillaz
Cracker Island


(3/3)

2023

Pop hooks for days but at what cost

2.8/5

Cracker Island, New Gold, Tarantula
72The Beach Boys
Love You


(3/4)

1977

Peering over the edge into something abysmal. This is the last Beach Boys record. after this they become evil beach boys. its a different band

3.5/5

I Bet He's Nice, Roller Skating Child, Honkin' Down The Highway, The Night Was So Young
73Antonio Adolfo
Feito Em Casa


(3/6)

1977

3.7/5

Feito Em Casa, Venice, Variacoes, Ve
74Salon Music
My Girl Friday


(3/7)

1983

3.5/5

Muscle Daughter, Spending Silent Night, Hunting On Paris
75The Beach Boys
Sunflower


(3/7)

1970

4/5

Deirdre, Cool Cool Water, Add Some Music To Your Day, Tears In The Morning
76Floorplan
Paradise


(3/9)

2013

3.5/5

Altered Ego, Baby Baby, Never Grow Old
77Simon Scott
Long Drove


(3/10)

2023

Paints an effective picture of a landscape with its mostly natural middle tracks, and the opening pair/outro are great ambient pieces.

3.5/5

Holme Fen Posts
78Slowthai
ugly


(3/12)

2023

cathartic, raw, rap-punk combo. raspy voice brings a frantic edge

4/5

Yum, Feel Good, Never Again, Tourniquet
79Miley Cyrus
Endless Summer Vacation


(3/14)

2023

3/5

Flowers, Violet Chemistry, Thousand Miles
80Daphne and Celeste
We Didn't Say That


(3/14)

2000

late 90s pop send-ups. More comedy than anything, and the refusal to take itself seriously is what makes it great

3.9/5

Ooh Stick You, Peek-a-boo, Never Been to Memphis, Star Club, U.G.L.Y.
81Tobacco
High On Life OST Vol. 1


(3/14)

2023

Port Terrene, Slums at Night, Zephyr at Night

3.3/5
82Tobacco
Skids and Angels


(3/14)

2022

3.7/5

The Black Album, Giff Breed, Dustman, Intimacy Coordinator, Spiritualities
83Daphne and Celeste
Daphne & Celeste Save the World


(3/15)

2018

3.6/5

Sunny Day, B.B., Alto, Alarms, Paint Can
84Fotbal
Why Is This Happening To You?


(3/17)

2023

3.4/5

Unpleasant / Fun
85100 gecs
10000 gecs


(3/18)

2023

Less earnest than the previous record. Ska songs are fun though

2.7/5

Mememe, I Got My Tooth Removed, Frog On The Floor
86Limp Bizkit
Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water


(3/22)

2000

3/5

Hot Dog, My Way, Full Nelson, Take A Look Around
87Infinity Crush
Sestinas


(3/23)

2023

3.5/5

demolition derby, hymn, charlie
88Aram Asatryan
2000


(3/23)

2000

3.2/5

Otaruhi Geghetzig, Kapuyt Kapuyt Achert, Kyanks
89JPEGMAFIA and Danny Brown
Scaring the Hoes


(3/24)

2023

4.2/5

Fentanyl Tester, Burfict!, Kingdom Hearts Key, God Loves You, Where Ya Get Ya Coke From?
90The HIRS Collective
We're Still Here


(3/25)

2023

4/5

Sweet Like Candy, N.O. S.I.R., XOXOXOXOXOX, Judgement Night, You Are Not ALone,Bringing Light And Replensihment
91 Gene Rains
Rains In The Tropic


(3/25)

1963

2.5/5

Soshu Night Serenade
92Fall Out Boy
So Much (For) Stardust


(3/27)

2023

3.3/5

What A Time to be Alive, So much For stardust, Heaven Iowa, Heartbreak Feels So Good,
93Shannon
Let the Music Play


(3/27)

1984

2.8/5

Let the Music Play, Give me Tonight
94P-Model
In a Model Room


(4/5)

1977

3.7/5

Art Mania, Sophisticated, For Kids, The Great Brain, White Cigarettes
95Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sweet Revenge


(4/5)

1994

3.4/5

Sweet Revenge, Moving On, 7 Seconds, Waters Edge
96Marty Robbins
The Return of the Gunfighter


(4/5)

1963

3/5

San Angelo, Man Walks Among Us, The Masters Call, Old Red
97P-Model
Landsale


(4/7)

1980

3.5/5

Daijobu, Missile, Chikyuugi
98John Coltrane
Giant Steps


(4/8)

1960

4.5/5

Giant Steps, Naima, Mr. P.C.
99Depeche Mode
Memento Mori


(4/9)

2023

3.7/5

Ghosts Again, Don't Say You Love Me, Soul With Me, Speak To Me
100Pupa
Sooth


(4/10)

2023

3.5/5

clock dust, waveless, ascent
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