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“DD Review: Dusted – Blackout Summer.”

Score: 9/10 . If Brian Borcherdt on the 2018 LP Blackout Summer sounds disarmingly and curiously calm, it could be because this Toronto lo-fi project encompasses a repast from his amped-up electro project Holy Fu**, a legitimate progenitor of new sounds and styles and music. Blackout Summer finds the mellow Deerhunter albums Microcastle and Halcyon […]

“DD Review: Bonny Doon – Longwave.”

Score: 7.5/10 . Last year I wrote a review of a certain collaborative album that came out of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett wherein I spoke rather unceremoniously of the project: well it struck me as the mark of accomplished indie knobs puffed full of themselves and then sent into the studio and just di** […]

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae is a Schizophrenic Grab Bag Composed Partially of Semi-Permanent Etude and Otherwise of Atrocious, Rehashed and Machinated Mainstream Goop”

Janelle Monae is an aesthetic celebrity masquerading as a musician. Somewhere out there, I imagine, is the perfect person, in tune with what’s going on with music but somehow ignorant of who this latest pop bimbo Janelle Monae is. Anyway, I’m writing to the 99% of Americans who follow music and who have indeed heard […]

“Califone is Like Wilco But a Little More Wavy Gravy. No, Cherry Garcia. Yeah, That’s it.”

Spotify playlist. .. .. {from Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People –2002 (a b-sides and outtakes album)} 1 “Pastry Sharp” 2 “To Hush a Sick Transmission” 3 “Electric Fence” 4 “Beneath the Yachtsman” .. {from Roomsound — 2001} 5 “Bottles and Bones (Shades and Sympathy)” 6 “Fisherman’s Wife” 7 “Slow Rt. Hand” 8 “Rattlesnakes Smell […]

“A Doors Pantheon”

Spotify playlist. .. .. {from The Doors — 1967} 1 “Break on through (to the Other Side)” 2 “Soul Kitchen” 3 “The Crystal Ship” 4 “Twentieth Century Fox” 5 “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” 6 “Light My Fire” 7 “End of the Night” .. {from Strange Days — 1967} 8 “You’re Lost Little Girl” 9 “Love […]