Saturday, June 24, 2023
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #894
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JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #894.580.213!
Mark Olson & Gary Louris – Ready For The Flood (HackTone) ::
I know you won’t believe it, but this sounds just like McCartney & Lennon when they did their acoustic Everly Brothers
bit during Let It Be—and that’s definitely saying something, so believe it.
Tagaq – Auk/Blood (Jericho Beach)
:: I’ve heard a few throat-singing albums in my time, but never one that reminded me of Nico’s Janitor Of
Lunacy until now. That is, if Nico had played her larynx instead of her harmonium.
Bleeding Through – The Complete Truth
(Trustkill) :: This one sounds like Paul Stanley fronting a double-time thrash-screamo band. At least it does during the melodic
singing parts. Of which there aren’t many.
Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies (Shout! Factory) :: “Matthew Returns With a Power-Pop
Stunner!” raves the cover sticker, which ain’t a bad call. And although I wouldn’t go so far as to call
it a “kaleidoscopic masterwork,” like the additional small print does, I’d certainly recommend it solely
on the vintage anarcho-punk Donovan Rundgren vibe.
Mardeen – Read Less Minds (Collagen Rock) :: Proto-atypical teenage angst-rock that,
inexplicably, has a late ’70s early ’80s jingle jangle post-punk patina. Maybe this is what Lodger shoulda
sounded like. Maybe not.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Cameron Latimer – Fallen Apart (Black Hen) :: This may be a first: An album that
just doesn’t just includes a lyric sheet, but a lyric sheet that’s notated with all the necessary chords needed
to turn it into sheet music. And although it’s usually at this point in the proceedings that I’d lambaste this
record raw for not being nearly as smart as that bright idea, this is one country album that’s actually even smarter—right
down to the looping title track which, incongruously, sounds just like a high quality outtake from Paul and Linda’s
McCartney - “Ram On” (Capitol) :: Paul. Ram on. Paul Ramone. Geddit?
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