Too Much Music, Too Little Time
My brother and sister-in-law came to town this past weekend and, naturally, I didn’t have time to dedicate to an exhaustive listening session. I’ll be honest, there have been so many new releases lately that most albums aren’t really resonating. I’m also feeling incredibly unmotivated by my workplace uncertainty and life in general. In short, I’m just not “feelin’ it”.
Rather than delay things yet again, I’m just going to provide a list of the few things over the past couple weeks that have caught my ear and a brief classification.
- Kurt Vile: Bottle It In – Chill, psych, folk/Americana (Is that a thing?)
- Ambrose Akinmusire: Origami Harvest – Jazz & hip-hop
- John Hiatt: The Eclipse Sessions – Just a master story-teller and his guitar
- John Grant: Love Is Magic – Not really sure how to classify this
- Ella Mai: Ella Mai – R&B/Soul
- Dave Davies: Decade – Rock from The Kinks’ lead guitarist
- mewithoutyou: [Untitled] – Alt rock
- Coheed and Cambria: The Unheavenly Creatures – Prog rock
- Windhand: Eternal Return – Metal
- Tom Petty: An American Treasure – 60-tracks of meticulously curated, quintessential Americana
I realize that might seem like a lot of music, but it’s my list from the past two weeks. Also, that’s 10 albums out of around 150 releases.