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2023 Listening Log: Part Deux
1Yaeji
With A Hammer


(4/11)

2023

Ended up being enjoyable for her interesting, enjoyable production

3.2/5

1 Thing To Smash, Fever, I'll Remember For Me, I'll Remember For You
2Fire-Toolz
I am upset because I see something that is not the


(4/12)

2023

4/5

Gleam Beam, Paraclete Bhishajyati, Soaked: Another Name For Everything, Mantra-ing And Golgotha: Double Bind (Prequel)
3Owl City
Coco Moon


(4/13)

2023

oh god, this is horrendous. filled with five minute songs that have abhorrent choruses and asinine lyrics. probably would've been listenable if every song was half its length. no highlights at all, unfortunately

1.5/5
4Chick Corea
My Spanish Heart


(4/19)

1976

4.2/5

Love Castle, Day Danse, The Hilltop, Wind Danse, Spanish Fanasty Pt. 1
5Paul McCartney
Ram


(4/23)

1971

points for sounding ahead of its time. good songwriting, solid album, but it didn't really feel like too much to write home about

3.4/5

3 Legs, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Monkberry Moon Delight
6Girls Aloud
Chemistry


(4/24)

2005

Production rather impeccable. Voices are good, but garnish to an outstanding show of melodic pop perfection.

3.5/5

Models, Biology, Wild Horses, Watch Me Go, Racy Lacey
7Korine
Tear


(4/24)

2023

3.4/5

Mt. Airy, Deicide, Train To Harlem
8Plastyc Peachez
Peach Bumz


(4/25)

2022

3.2/5

Fungi Fieri, Michael Wave
9Everything But The Girl
Amplified Heart


(4/26)

1994

3.9/5

We Walk The Same Line, Missing, Get Me, Walking To You
10Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded


(4/27)

1996

4.2/5

Mirrorball, Walking Wounded, Before Today, Flipside, Big Deal
11Nala Sinephro
Space 1.8


(4/27)

2021

3.4/5

Space 2, Space 5, Space 8
12Paul Desmond
Take Ten


(4/27)

1963

3.7/5

Take Ten, EMbarcadero, The One I Love
13Jessie Ware
That! Feels Good!


(4/28)

2023

3.9/5

Free Yourself, Pearls, That! Feels Good!, Lightning
14The Beach Boys
Carl and the Passions


(4/28)

1972

2.4/5

You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone, Cuddle Up
15Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass
Volume 2


(4/26)

1963

2.9/5

Winds Of Barcelona, Milord
16The Shangri-Las
Leader of the Pack


(4/29)

1964

Why did they pretend Side 2 was performed in front of a live audience? What was the purpose? It ruins almost every song. Side 1 however shows off some very high and melodramatic moments.

3.1/5

Leader Of The Pack, Bull Dog, Rememer (Walking In The Sand)
17Car Girlfriend
Car Girlfriend


(4/29)

2023

3.8/5

Cop Killer, ICE Bus, Demagogue
18Goldfrapp
Felt Mountain


(5/1)

2000

3.7/5

Utopia, Pilots, Human
19fromjoy
fromjoy


(5/2)

2023

4/5

machine, seraph, morbidly perfect, icarus
20The Reels
Quasimodo's Dream


(5/2)

1981

2.9/5

According To My Heart, Depression
21Olive
Extra Virgin


(5/3)

1996

Sometimes the bite hits right, sometimes it's more bland than anything else.

3.2/5

You're Not Alone, Outlaw, I Don't Think So
22Crimewave (UK)
Altercation


(4/29)

2023

Scattered, frantic nightlife - electronic/idm with riffs distorted beyond belief

3.7/5

Dispersal Order, Aftermath, CCTV
23Brain Vacation
Old Feelings


(5/3)

2023

3.9/5

George Street Shitfest, Red Rover, Silver Spoon, I am the DUde
24Aztec Camera
High Land, Hard Rain


(5/3)

1983

4.3/5

oblivious, Walk Out To Winter, We Could Send Letters, Pillar to Post, Lost Outside The Tunnel, Back On Board
25Sierra On-Line
Glass Shutters


5/4

2021

3.2/5
26Hiroshi Yoshimura
Green


5/4

1986

4/5
27Hiroshi Yoshimura
Wet Land


4/30

1993

4/5
28The Beach Boys
Holland


(5/5)

1973

A couple tracks drag, but the ones that don't sweep you up in the last group effort with a unique sense of identity.

3.8/5

Sail on Sailor, California Saga, The Trader
3.8/5
29Takashi Kokubo
Oasis of the Wind II ~ A Story of Forest and Water ~


(5/4)

1993

3.5/5
30Paulinho Nogueira
Bossa Nova Guitar


(5/5)

1963??

3.2/5
31Kevin Atwater
Downers Grove


(5/6)

2023

3.9/5

tattletale, Jacob killed a cat, Christopher street
32Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen


(5/7)

1985

4.1/5

Appetite, Desire As, Horsin' Around, Goodbye Lucille #1, Faron Young
33Los Indios Tabajaras
Maria Elena


(5/7)

1963

3/5

Jungle Dream, Pajaro Campana, Los Indios Danzan
34The Tymes
So Much In Love


(5/8)

1963

3.4/5

Wonderful! Wonderful!, That Old Black Magic, So Much In Love, Autumn Leaves
35Vulfmon
Here We Go Jack


(5/9)

2022

3.5/5

How Much Do You Love Me?, Take Me To A Higher Place, Let's Go! Let's Go!, Here We Go Jack
36Vulfpeck
Shvitz


(5/9)

12/30/2022 (counted toward 2023 listening)

Honestly surprisingly disappointed here. Really feels like going through the motions. Still slick though - still groovy playing

2.8/5

New Guru, In Heaven
37Al Green
Let's Stay Together


(5/10)

1972

Just a great voice

4/5

Let's Stay Together, What's This Feeling?
38The Beach Boys
15 Big Ones


(5/18)

1976

more like 15 big stinkeroonis straight from the toilet (their are a couple saving graces - That Same Song working incredibly as irony with a killer chorus, the raspy voice on Just Once In My Life, and Susie Cincinatti just being plain fun)

2.2/5

That Same Song, Susie Cincinatti
39The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari


1962

(5/23)

Wow, they were kinda mid at the start. Heads You Win Tails I Lose is a good early 60s dramatic ditty, but honestly that's it for this one

2.4/5

Heads You Win Tails I Lose
40The Beach Boys
Surfin' U.S.A.


1963

(5/23)

Also mid, but it DOES have a certified hood classic in Surfin' USA. This is the one I knew the melody to when I was 5, just because - 'surfing' down a giant playground slide on my feet. There are a couple decent instrumentals here as well, but nothing pops.

2.5/5

Surfin' U.S.A.
41Kaizo Slumber
How Are We Feeling Today?


(5/24)

2023

3.4/5

REUBENS WALTZ, NAPALM STICKS TO KIDS, GALAXY TORIMOTI, COMIC MISCHIEF
42Woody Goss
High Loon


(5/22)

2023

3.7/5

no no yes no, threety three, don't stop til you top the top
43Lesley Gore
I'll Cry If I Want To


(5/10)

1963

It's My Party, Cry, What Kind Of Fool Am I, Judy's Turn To Cry [this one is just really funny. they were really out here giving songs sequels in 1963]

3.2/5
44Paul Mark
12 1/2 Geishas Must Be Right


(idk lol earlier this year)

1963

3.8/5

Cherry Blossoms, "Sukiyaki", Just a Gay Romance, Farewell to Tosa
45Piero Piccioni
Il boom


(5/28)

1963

3.5/5

Samba Della Ruota
46Piero Piccioni
Un Tentativo Sentimentale


(5/26)

1963

4/5

Mamboso, Malibu, Dea di un sogno - Finale
47Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Duke Ellington
Money Jungle


(5/29)

1963 [25 down wooo]

3.7/5

Caravan, Money Jungle, Very Special
48New Order
Brotherhood


(5/29)

1986

Splits in two, half rock exploration half disco night, latter is favorable to these ears. Bizarre Love Triangle goes hard forever

3.6/5

Paradise, Bizarre Love Triangle, All Day Long, Every Little Counts
49Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars


(5/31)

1988

4/5

What I Am, Little Miss S., The Wheel, Nothing, Now
50Curtis Amy and Dupree Bolton
Katanga!


(5/31)

1963

3.7/5

Native Land, You Don't Know What Love Is
51Pet Shop Boys
Please


(5/31)

1986

4.1/5

West End Girls, Opportunities, Love Comes Quickly, Violence, Why Don't We Live Together?
52Vulfmon
Vulfnik


(6/1)

2023

2/5

Lord Will Make A Way
53'Til Tuesday
Voices Carry


(6/1)

1985

4.5/5

Voices Carry, No More Crying, Winning The War, Maybe Monday, You Know The Rest, Love In A Vacuum
54Book of Love
Book of Love


(6/2)

1986

3.2/5

Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes), I Touch Roses, Boy, Book Of Love
55Black Sabbath
Master of Reality


(6/3)

1971

4.1/5

After Forever, Sweet Leaf, Solitude
56Pupil Slicer
Blossom


(6/4)

2023

3.6/5

Creating The Devil In Our Image, The Song At Creations End, Dim Morning Light
57A Taste of Honey
Another Taste


(6/5)

1979

2.5/5

Your Love
58M83
Fantasy


(6/6)

2023

2.9/5

Oceans Niagara, Amnesia, Dismemberment Bureau
59The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers


(6/7)

1971

4.1/5

Sway, Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Sister Morphine, Dead Flowers
60KAYTRAMINE
Kaytraminé


(6/8)

2023

3.4/5

4EVA, Master P, Sossaup, STFUx3
61John Prine
John Prine


(6/9)

1971

4.4/5

Hello In There, Paradise, Sam Stone, Angel In Montgomery, Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore, Far From Me
62Janelle Monae
The Age of Pleasure


(6/9)

2023

2.6/5

Float, Phenomenal, Only Have Eyes 42
63Uriah Heep
Look At Yourself


(6/10)

1971

4.2/5

Look At Yourself, July Morning, Shadows Of Grief
64Youth Lagoon
Heaven Is a Junkyard


6/11

2023

3.7/5

Mercury, Trapeze Artist
65Pastor T. L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir
Like A Ship... (Without A Sail)


6/12

1971

4/5

Like A Ship, Wonderful, Ever Since
66Gentle Giant
Acquiring the Taste


6/13

1971

4.2/5

The House The Street The Room, Plain Truth, Wreck
67Herbie Hancock
Mwandishi


6/13

1971

4.5/5

Ostinato, Wandering Spirit Song
68Herbie Hancock
Maiden Voyage


6/14

1971

3.7/5

Eye Of The Hurricane, Survival Of The Fittest
69The Stylistics
The Stylistics


6/14

1971

3.5/5

You Are Everything, People Make The World Go Round, Country Living
70Buffy Sainte-Marie
She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina


6/14

1971

2.4/5

Moratorium, She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina
71De Staat
Red Yellow Blue


6/15

2023

3.4/5

Look At Me, Take Root, One Day, Burning The Flag
72Fleetwood Mac
Future Games


6/17

1971

3.7/5

Future Games, Sands Of Time, Show Me A Smile
73The Who
Who's Next


6/17

1971

3.9/5

Baba O'Riley, The Song Is Over, Going Mobile
74Sigur Ros
ÁTTA


6/17

2023

4/5

Skel, Gold, Klettur
75Merle Haggard
Hag


6/18

1971

3.7/5

Soldier's Last Letter, The Sidewalks Of Chicago, I'm A Good Loser
76Willie Nelson
Yesterday's Wine


6/18

1971

3.2/5

Summer Of Roses, Yesterday's Wine
77Curtis Mayfield
Roots


1971

6/19

4.1/5

We Got To Have Peace, Keep On Keeping On, Beautiful Brother Of Mine
78Janis Joplin
Pearl


1971

6/20

4.3/5

Cry Baby, A Woman Left Lonely, Half Moon, Me and Bobby McGee
79The Kinks
Muswell Hillbillies


1971

6/20

4.5/5

Skin and Bone, Alcohol, Complicated Life, Here Come The People In Gray, Have A Cuppa Tea
80Ascendant Vierge
Une nouvelle chance


6/21

2023

3.9/5

je suis un avion, Une Novelle Chance, Au Top, Aimer sur le long terme
81Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate


6/21

1971

4.6/5

Avalanche, Last Year's Man, Dress Rehearsal Rag, Diamonds In The Mine
82Funkadelic
Maggot Brain


6/22

1971

3.8/5

Maggot Brain, Can You Get To That
83Carole King
Tapestry


1971

6/23

4.3/5

I Feel The Earth Move, It's Too Late, So Far Away, Beautiful, Tapestry
84Blue Gene Tyranny
Out Of The Blue


1978

6/24

While side A has some very attention grabbing, hypnotic and beautiful playing, it's Side B, home to the 25-minute title track, that steals the show for me. A combination of poetry and soundscapes, the voice of someone contemplating consciousness fades in and out, oscillating with a small high-pitched chorus and various instrumental excursions. It's beautiful.

4.2/5

Next Time Might Be Your Time, A Letter From Home
85Marvin Gaye
What's Going On


1971

6/26

4/5

What's Going On, What's Happening Brother, Mercy Mercy Me, Inner City Blues
86Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town


1978

6/26

3.9/5

Something In The Night, Candy's Room, Streets Of Fire, Darkness On The Edge Of Town
87Elvis Costello
This Year's Model


1978

6/26

3.8/5

Radio Radio, Lipstick Vogue, (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
88Rush
Hemispheres


1978

6/26

An Exercise in Self-Indulgence

3.7/5

La Villa Strangiato
89Moses Sumney
Aromanticism


7/1

2023

falsetto the album

3.7/5

Indulge Me, Make Out In My Car, Don't Bother Calling
90Geese
3D Country


7/1

2023

cowboy punk / Love is fickle, and hearts can break
So lay down your fathers and let you in the Lord

4.5/5

2122, 3D Country, Cowboy Nudes, I See Myself, Crusades, Mysterious Love, Tomorrow's Crusades
91Janet Jackson
All For You


7/1

2001

Can't pretend this doesn't have some absolute classics. Interpolating funk classics (All For You) and Clair De Lune (Someone to Call My Lover), being impossibly horny on Would You Mind, insane wall of sound on Trust A Try, sleek drum 'n' bass on Better Days. Wonderful handful of tracks there.

3.7/5

All For You, Would You Mind, Trust A Try, Someone To Call A Lover, Better Days
92Aaliyah
Aaliyah


7/1

2001

Funny, this kinda touches on the Jackson record above - R&B feels like the jumping off point for some very fun style exploration that Aaliyah generally nails. I can see why she's so missed.

4.2/5

Try Again, What If, Loose Rap, More Than A Woman, U Got Nerve, I Can Be
93Better Lovers
God Made Me An Animal


7/8

2023

3.3/5

Become So Small
94Jess Williamson
Time Ain't Accidental


2023

7/6

3.5/5

Stampede, Roads, Something's In The Way, Hunter
95Grian Chatten
Chaos For The Fly


7/9

2023

3.4/5

Last Time Every Time Forever, Season For Pain, East Coast Bed
96Julie Byrne
The Greater Wings


2023

7/11

I held your voice Infinite in the night air
Go toward what is real The moon is no god of fear

3.9/5

Hope's Return, Flare, The Greater Wings, Summer Glass
97George Clanton
Ooh Rap I Ya


7/28

2023

3.6/5

You Hold The Key and I Found It, Ooh Rap I Ya, I Been Young, Justify Your Life
98Iggy Pop
The Idiot


8/1

1977

3.7/5

Dum Dum Boys, Funtime, Nightclubbing
99Iron Maiden
Powerslave


8/1

1984

4/5

Aces High, Flash Of The Blade, Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
100Carly Rae Jepsen
The Loveliest Time


8/2

2023

3.6/5

Aeroplanes, After Last Night, Put It To Rest
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