STREAMING FREE - Ty Segall: Manipulator | Been listening this morning. Holy cow. The first 16:30 was great! Then somewhere toward the 17 minute mark I was like "Yeeeah buddy!" Or whatever. I've sampled Ty's albums but never picked one up. Public confession is over. Now time to remedy that. NPR, "Manipulator may have missed its chance to provide the soundtrack to a summer that desperately needed one, but that just means it gets to be the feel-good hit of the fall."
- Nirvana: Nevermind $1.99
- Nirvana: In Utero $5
- Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More $1.99
- Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion $5
- The Avett Brothers: Live, Vol 3 $5
BURNING UP MY iPOD
- Sia: 1000 Forms of Fear | A family favorite, multiple places to go for big hooks. It's thoughtful music that makes you belt it out on the chorus.
- FKA twigs: LP1 | A cool blend of sounds. Amazing reviews. Best comparison for me would be The Weeknd. But it feels like someone who has broken a mold. Warning: Not for kids.
- Spoon: They Want My Soul | Was agreeing with a fellow audiophile recently about how most of Spoon's music is enjoyable but nothing has blown our minds. It's the best Spoon album I've heard.
WHAT'S NEW - Charli XCX "Break The Rules" | When we understand the music of a culture, we understand the culture. Overstated a bit, but probably not all that much. Time to listen to Charli XCX's new track "Break the Rules." Not complicated, but will serve as an anthem for our kids this fall. It will be played loud on Friday nights at parties and dances. In a year with some pretty incredible pop songs, this is one of the best. But you might not like the words your kids will be singing.