The Joup Friday Album: Grimes – Visions

ABT025digipack.tifFull Disclosure: I am new to Grimes, and as new things often inspire in me rabid obsession I must ask that you, my dear reader, pardon the “She can do no wrong” skew that will inevitably saturate this post.

That said, Visions is one hell of an album.

After first hearing about Grimes in relation to the burgeoning Witch house scene that peripherally fascinated me in 2010/11 she fell waaay off my radar. The truth is, upon those first, exploratory dabblings Grimes’s music did not connect with where I was at the time. I kept her music in the back of my mind, fairly certain I would come back to it later.

Endless Loop: Wicked Game

chrisisaakHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

The Joup Friday Album: Arctic Monkeys – Humbug

HumbugSometimes, when life takes a swing at you, all you can do is tune out and wait for it to blow over. That’s pretty much where I’ve been since last I posted. It’s not a bad thing by any means. We need to get a little selfish from time to time. This week, for this reason, I chose an album that really doesn’t have any personal significance to me. It doesn’t require a load of analysis to be enjoyed. I just like it.

Endless Loop: Lay Lady Lay

ministryHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Lay Lady Lay” by Ministry

The Joup Friday Album – Primal Scream – “Chaosmosis”

chaosmosisAs I believe I have stated in an earlier review, I seem to have gradually fallen out of love with music over the past twenty years or so. That’s why almost all of my previous reviews have been for very old albums, released back when listening to music was my reason for living. This time, I decided to try something new, literally, by reviewing an album that just came out recently and that I haven’t listened to before. Admittedly, it is a band that’s been around for about 30 years and a band I loved back when I loved music more than anything.

Endless Loop: It Was a Good Day

icecubeHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“It Was a Good Day” by Ice Cube

Question: Do teenagers still drive aimlessly around town on weekends looking for something to do?

Basement Dwelling: Radiohead /A Moon Shaped Pool

 

a-moon-shaped-pool-600x400Lyrical excerpts from Radiohead’s 2007 record In Rainbows:

” I don’t want to be your friend…I just wanna be your lover. No matter how it ends, no matter how it starts.”

“Reckoner, Take me with you, dedicated to all human beings.”

“You are all I need. I’m in the middle of your picture lying in the leaves.”

Lyrical excerpts from A Moon Shaped Pool:

“Dreamers…they never learn beyond the point of no return.”

“Distance is a weapon.”

“Sweet faced ones with nothing left inside that we all can love.”

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