Written by | September 23, 2015 8:10 | No Comments

The entire enterprise is smug, profoundly pretentious, and so self-conscious that half way through it I thought I was listening to Ryan Adams. It is a the sort of album Kim Gordon would claim “this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.” It is only a breath of fresh air if you come from smog filled L.A.

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Written by | September 22, 2015 5:11 | No Comments

Wheelbarrow – Kurt Vile – In which Kurt becomes the Americana drake; a man in such a state of depression it is hard to decide whether he is shooting up or nodding off? I don’t really care that much, this is very pretty stuff… I got it, he is the Lana Del Rey of alt – B+

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Written by | September 19, 2015 11:49 | No Comments

I have a bad feeling about the Ryan Adams album, I just do. I don’t much like the “Bad Blood” single and it seems like, I dunno, what is there to say? Meanwhile, I wanna know why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have chosen to change their name to something even worse, the platinigeously stupid Jr Jr. I can’t take New Order at any price and three years after I saw him open for Madonna, Avicii, who makes Justin Bieber look like Little Lord Faulteroy, still has exactly one great song to his name. I am not a Los Lobos fan… ok, ok, so what looks good? Fetty Wap maybe, but I am going with Kurt Vile just because I am blown away by “Life Like This”.

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Written by | September 12, 2015 6:47 | No Comments

In which Kurt expands his horizon into MOR old school rock, with a piano motif up close and personal, and I hated it yesterday but I think I missed it because I was expecting something completely different. This is a beautiful and strange rhythmic hook, it is like there are two beats and one falls off and discombobulates the song and neither rests with the drums- B+

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