Yes, I realize it’s been over a month since I posted anything for Music Mondays. Other than some partial reasons I posted yesterday, the sad fact is that even when I’ve been able to listen to new albums, not much has grabbed me. So, like the post I did entitled Too Much Music, Too Little Time, I’ll hit you with the few things that stuck out. Enjoy!
The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships – 1/2 The 1975 (as you know them), 1/2 Bon Iver electronica, 1/2 90s-era Bonnie Raitt piano ballads
Ed Harcourt: Beyond The End – Beautiful, sad piano. Not quite torch song-like.
Art Brut: Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! – Upbeat, quirky punk-pop. One of my favorite recent albums.
Chris Cornell: Chris Cornell – The deluxe edition captures some of his quintessential hits from his band and solo efforts. I still enjoy his acoustic Billie Jean cover.
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers: Bought to Rot – Punk/rock. I’m sure this album would win points in my brother’s book just for the song I Hate Chicago.
The Glands: Double Coda – It’s classified as Alternative/Indie, but some of it just reminds me of straight up 70s Rock but with better production value.
Golden Hornet with Jeffrey Zeigler: The Sound of Science – If memory serves this is classified as Dance/Electronic, but it struck me more like avant-garde jazz. Perhaps I need to revisit this album.
Hanson: String Theory – Orchestral-pop. I never gave Hanson much thought, but something about this album brought out what I thought was morbid curiosity. I have to admit, I really enjoyed the album.
I missed a ton more music over the past five weeks, so if you’ve come across something that really clicks with you, feel free to share in the comments section below.