KXNG Crooked verse even better. Royce has some gems too. The album is legit. Never understood when people say Em hasn't made good stuff in a while. Revival is the only album that was sub-par imo.
Royce used to be one of my favorites, but he fell into the same trap that Em did where he's shooting for the most complexity possible at the expense of flowing / sounding good.
I could understand thinking that with Em but gotta disagree with Royce there. I've always thought he focused on the actual rhyme flow more than most, while still mixing in great bars. Book of Ryan was a great album and I'm really looking forward to his new one next month.
I may have spoke too soon, this Dan Deacon record is something. Gonna give them both some more listens before I vote
Plus there's the added benefit that whenever I listen to Dan Deacon on record, I can't help but envision him in live persona, dictating the crowd to join together for a weirdo dance party while Dan bounces around with his shiny balding head shining in the sunlight.
'12 - Firefly '13 - Firefly, Made In America '14 - Firefly, Made In America '15 - Mountain Jam (Sunday), Firefly, Pitchfork, Made In America '16 - Boston Calling, Firefly, Osheaga, Made In America, Roots Picnic NYC '17 - Boston Calling, Gov Ball, Firefly (Sunday), Pitchfork, Day For Night '18 - Boston Calling, Mountain Jam, Osheaga '19 - Form, Firefly (Sunday)
Frances Quinlan – Likewise -- HM: Haunt - Mind Freeze Torres – Silver Tongue Wire - Hive Mind Bill Faye - Countless Branches Aoife Nessa Frances - Land of No Junction Leeched – To Dull The Blades Of Your Abuse Les Amazones d'Afrique - Amazones Power OOIOO - Nijimusi Midnight - Rebirth by Blasphemy Pet Shop Boys - Hot Spot Selena Gomez - Rare Destroyer - Have We Met
Shout out to Midnight for naming the opening track 'Fucking Speed and Darkness'. Easy song title of the year.
Still got a bunch to listen to from January, but here's what's on my list for Feb.
2/7 Against All Logic - 2017-2019 Ásgeir - Bury the Moon Green Day - Father of All Motherfuckers John Moreland - LP5 Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun (EP) La Roux - Supervision The Lone Bellow - Half Moon Light Oh Wonder - No One Else Can Wear Your Crown Trixie Mattel - Barbara
2/14: Nathaniel Rateliff - And It’s Still Alright Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey Tame Impala - The Slow Rush Tennis - Swimmer
2/21: Best Coast - Always Tomorrow BTS - Map of the Soul: 7 Grimes - Miss Anthropocene King Krule - Man Alive!
2/28: Caribou - Suddenly Real Estate - The Main Thing Soccer Mommy - Color Theory Wajatta - Don't Let Get You Down