May 2017 in music

May 2017 in music:
-Finally made my Beatles Black Album (I’m a John guy, Paul has some killer late-career cuts, I don’t hate George as much anymore, Ringo is still Ringo)
-Rediscovered Cass McCombs (again)
-Realized that The 1975’s first record is just as bizarre and almost as great as their latest one
-Pretenders’ ‘The Singles’ – criminally underrated collection, or am just an idiot?
-I finally began watching Twin Peaks (synnnnnnnnths)
-RIP Chris Cornell and Gregg Allman

April 2017 (in music)

  • I remembered the Flaming Lips made more than two good records (’Clouds Taste Metallic’)
  • New Big Theif is nearly perfect
  • Low key, ‘Ghost Stories’ might be Coldplay’s strongest album
  • If you haven’t heard the new White Reaper album, then your life is a shame and a lie
  • Now that the press cycle is finally over, I’m not embarrassed to say that the new Father John Misty album is good
  • Favorite song I heard while in Spain: Josh Rouse’s “El Otro Lado”
  • Kendrick’s “LOVE.” >>>>>>
  • I rediscovered my love for the Beatles, and did you know that “This Boy” is actually devastating and perfect?
  • And “What If We’re Wrong” is one of Ryan Adams’ strongest B-sides yet (and he’s one of the stronger B-side artists)