Messenger 5. Not So Sure 6. Speak Plainly, Diana 7. The Door Was Always Open 8. The Sharpest Crown Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Disguised As Someone Else.
So powerful. So uncanny. He loved old movies, and romanticization of the American West was right up his alley. My personal AOTY. I made more memories with this album than any other in My daughter loves Whitney, and for the first time, I got to share the excitement of a new album rollout with her.
Listening to singles in the car ahead of release day. Opening up our vinyl copy when it came in the mail. Spinning it at home a bunch of times over those next few days. Why do people make year-in-review lists? Why do I make them? For me, it boils down to two things: 1. Wanting a record of the music that mattered to me in the preceding year I refer back to these posts all the time to jog my memory about what happened that year , and 2.
Lifting up artists who have helped me survive another trip around the Sun via their creativity. In the meantime, here are the Richmond releases that meant the world to me in To the folks who made this music, you have my deepest gratitude.
Thank you for doing what you do. The perpetual motion machine known as Noah-O had another big year, with two full-length sequel LPs as highlights. Transmission started the year off in style, giving a name — Analog Suspects — to his partnership with DJ Mentos. Dirty Rice: Deux dropped in October, adding a second chapter to his collaboration with Fan Ran, this time with vinyl courtesy of the recently founded Fantastic Damage imprint. I love this so much. I have a fuzzy memory of either Devonne Harris or the official Butcher Brown account posting a question on social media a while back about whether anyone would be interested in a Butcher Brown Afrobeat album.
They certainly sound excellent here, paying tribute to the great Fela Kuti. The brevity. The pound-for-pound weight of each word. I had the great fortune of interviewing DJ Mentos for River City Magazine , and I consider that conversation to be a top musical moment of my I have the utmost respect and admiration for his craft, especially his ear for incorporating jazz.
I asked him during our interview about where that tenacious drive to share music with the world comes from:. My dad played a lot of music for me when I was really little, and I cherished that. When we talk about the early Def Jam days, or the golden era Native Tongues time to Wu Tang and Biggie, we all shared something really special. Domino is an impressive achievement from an artist whose star will continue to rise. Revolt of the Apes reviewed this better than I ever could and in haiku form, no less earlier in December:.
Really neat to see Curry making his mark this way. There and gone before you know it. Turns out they were instituting a new in-store pre-order system, and I was the first one to try it out. Lanzetta conveys this amazing sense of energy, and tapping into it is like electrifying your day. I can imagine these songs sounding excellent in a zillion different styles, which is what you might say about standards that eventually enter the pop canon. At just six songs, it zooms by, making it a great candidate for repeated listening.
I consider seeing No BS! I went from owning zero albums of his nobody should own zero Ohbliv albums, to be clear , to owning three within this calendar year. I pre-ordered Soulphonic right away, then went down to Plan 9 with my daughter when the man himself was signing copies of Give Thanks.
I certainly have. One of my favorite albums to come out of Richmond this year. This decade, for that matter. On a basic, physical level, music is all about wavelengths. The air vibrates with a certain frequency, your ear and brain work together to translate those vibrations, and bing-bang-boom, you got music.
But wavelengths matter on a whole other zoomed-out level involving moods and people and time. Zooming down the highway with a full tank of gas. Driving just to give myself time and space to think. Small Friend still had a copy last time I was there. So many performances over the years.
So many genres and traditions. All Together Now is just that — a wonderfully ranging collection of styles, beginning with the joyous reggae track below by Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band. More than in past years, I found myself spending time with films that artists and bands created to accompany their music. Just astonishing in its scope, importance, and execution. For a first album, this one's not bad, but I was only 23 when I made it and it would be pretty weird if I didn't think I'd done better things since.
All songs written and arranged by Joe Jackson. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joe Jackson. New wave post-punk punk rock. Edinburgh: Mojo Books. Virgin Books. Retrieved 6 May Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 November Retrieved 31 October Retrieved 9 August New Musical Express.
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