Cross-posted from R/Barstoolsports
Welcome back everyone to another music discussion thread. As always feel free to talk about anything music related in the comments. Unfortunately my post last week never actually got posted due to the huge influx of posts from KFC-gate, but I have it in my post history so you can check out last week’s thread here.
I’ve also been really trying to be consistent with my own blog as well, aiming for at least 5 blogs a week. I’m short of that right now but, fuck it. You can check the blog at GhostfaceKyle Music. I did a throwback blog and a “beginners guide” blog that I think you guys might like.
Carnage feat. Mac Miller & MadeinTYO – “Learn How To Watch”
-Mac on a trap beat! I’ve said this before, but Mac Miller’s career evolution has been fascinating to witness. Relatively short track with basically 2 choruses and a verse, but this is a nice track to blast on full volume tonight.
New album from Anderson East, Encore
-Similar sound to Sturgill Simpson, but with a heavier soul/blues/gospel influence. The dude grew up with his dad as a baptist preacher, so the organs in his songs make sense. FAR from typical mainstream pop-country, so give this one a shot. Highlights for me so far are “King For A Day”, “Sorry You’re Sick”, and “Girlfriend”.
Andrew W.K. – “Music Is Worth Living For”
-This dude is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma to me, but this song actually kind of bangs. It’s a blend of dance, pop, and even a little metal and this track has a rather cheerful feel to it. New album, You’re Not Alone is due out March 2nd.
Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar & Future – “King’s Dead”
-Two points, first I told you motherfuckers in last week’s post nobody saw that JAY ROCK COMING. I hate that Jay Rock often gets overlooked due to the star power on the TDE roster, but he has some bangers like “Hood Gone Love It”, and “Necessary”. Second point, FUTURE WHAT THE FUCK IS THE END OF THAT VERSE?! Yikes dude, please don’t do that again.
Car Seat Headrest – “Nervous Young Inhumans”
-Really good single for any indie rock fans out there. This one is actually a re-release off their 2011 album, Twin Fantasy but the whole album is being remade and “re-imagined” and set for release on February 16th.
Eminem – “Chloraseptic” remix
-Em claps back at the haters on this. His verse honestly isn’t that bad, he shows he still has the clever wordplay, but I’m not a huge fan of the insanely fast, rapid flow. 2 Chainz has about half of a nice verse.
Jack White – “Connected By Love”
-My lord and savior is back at last. I’ve long been a champion of Jack White and favoritism aside, I really love this song. Has a similar sound to the Blunderbuss album with the slow build and piano. That fucking “WOO!” and organ solo at 2:20 got me so fired up. No release date yet for the new album but you guys can bet your asses you’ll be hearing about it.
Kali Uchis feat. Tyler the Creator & Bootsy Collins – “After The Storm”
-Tyler on a jazzy R&B track is the verse I never knew I needed. This track honestly feels like an extension of Flowerboy, which I love. Kali Uchis has a top 5 sexiest voice in the game right now without a question.
Marshmello feat. Lil Peep – “Spotlight”
-I used to group Peep in with all the other shitty soundcloud “lil” rappers, but this track just shows more of what could’ve been. I feel like he was on the edge of a brand new genre of rapping/singing over non-traditional rock-esque beats. Marshmello really perfected the beat on this one and they go together nicely. RIP lil peep.
New album from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wrong Creatures
-Been mentioning these guys a bunch with their single before this album so I won’t drag on them too much. But I’m digging this album and definitely recommend to any rock fans out there who like bands like Death From Above, The Kills, etc. Highlights so far are “Spook”, “Echo”, and “Question Of Faith”.
The Shins – “Heartworms”
-Really solid track here and I’m usually pretty hesitant to get in to any type of indie pop like this. I kind of got some LCD soundsystem vibes here. This song though is just flat out fun and makes you wanna dance. If you’re a fan of bands like modest mouse or broken bells you’ll dig this one.
The Hunna – “Flickin’ Your Hair”
-Really good rock band out of England that hasn’t quite made their big break in the states yet. Got to see them live a few months ago and have a ton of energy, just good old fashioned rock and roll. If you wanna hear more, check out “She’s Casual”, “Never Enough”, and “You & Me”.
Raekwon – “It’s A Shame”
-The chef back in the kitchen! Strong verse right here. No news yet about a new project or anything so just enjoy this one.
RANDOM STUFF I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO THIS WEEK:
-In light of recent events, I figured it’d be fitting to toss out my top 5 relationship break up/cheater songs. Let me know any other good ones in the comments. Tried to get a nice variety in there.
Four Year Strong – “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell”
Jack’s Mannequin – “The Resolution”
Blink-182 – “I Miss You”
Tracy Chapman – “Give Me One Reason”
Mayer Hawthorne – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
Bonus song from the perspective of the roommate:
ZZ Ward – “Cryin’ Wolf”
OTHER RANDOM STUFF:
-Firefly recently dropped their 2018 lineup and surprise, Eminem is headlining. I probably won’t be going since I’ll be hitting Gov Ball, but the lineup is pretty strong actually. Got a decent genre balance between hip hop/dance/rock. Can’t say the same for Coachella. Biggest story for me is probably the DJ set from Mike D. It’ll haunt me for the rest of my life that I never got to see Beastie Boys live so that’d be cool to see Mike D at least do a DJ set. You can peep the full lineup here.
Alright that’s all for me. Once again, feel free to add in any music related comments/shit you’ve been listening to/critique of my posts and blog/break up songs to dance on KFC’s grave.