Scott Dell’Amore Poop 2014




I neglected to post last year. Life in the way of… whatever. I’ve got kids. They rule and they are completely wonderful distractions. Now, I’m writing this at 6 am on the day that it is due, outside of my home: the only way to get it done proper. Again, whatever.

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1. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
El-P & Killer Mike return with 2 and it is pure triumph. Some critics were concerned with a hip-hop colabo pushing out a second album only a year after their first. Not this guy. That’s probably due to the fact that I’m such a sucker for El-P. His penchant for crafting eerie beats and coupling them with ominous and dystopian lyrics, induces trances. Add to this Killer Mike’s up-tempo, rat-tat-tat, dirty-south, lyrical flow, balance is achieved. And I’m awake through the entire dream. I’ve actively full-body bumped in my car while swallowing every delectable morsel that this album has to offer.



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2. Trap Them – Blissfucker
Not metal normal, this record is merciless. Trap Them takes archetypal metal song structures and hurtle them headlong into the side of a mountain. The cataclysm that results is arresting and, of course, destructive. I truly enjoy watching this band evolve.



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3. D’angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah
D’angelo fell off the face of the Earth for 10+ years. Good! I don’t really care where he went. I’m certain that it is an interesting series of tales, but the bottom line is it doesn’t matter. He left and then came back–with this righteous shit. Beautifully soulful. It gives me chills.



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4. Code Orange – I Am King
I’ve listened to Code Orange since they were Kids (see what I did there? probably not very creative, I know). This record floated around in my computer for a while until I finally got around to listening to it. It floored me. It’s a heavy-handed assault that creates so much with sound. I Am King is pure monster.



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5. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Low-fi haunting complexity all wrapped up in a beautiful shell of spellbinding spaciousness.



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6. Swans – To Be Kind
It’s f*cking Swans. End. Of. Story.



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7. Shellac – Dude Incredible
I recently watched the first episode of HBO’s “Sonic Highways.” Steve Albini’s all grown up. Well, that might be a stretch, but it was nice to see that age has toned down his hyper abrasive nature. As for Dude Incredible, no abrasion lost. This is a lovely adventure into the land of unorthodox rock’n’roll.



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8. Ty Segall – Manipulator
I’m new to Ty Segall’s ultra fuzzed out garage rock sound. I kept hearing the name and finally bit into this little gem. Now I’m off to seek out the rest of his rather prolific catalogue.



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9. Bonnie Prince Billy – Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongue
A return to the Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) that I first fell in love with. Majestic and playful, Singer’s is mostly a reworking of songs from Wolfroy Goes To Town (his 2011 release, which was much more somber). Though the darker side of Oldham has always struck a vibrant chord with me, these versions of those songs have been resonating with me in a much stronger way.



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10. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
I’ve never truly been into country music. But every once in a while something comes along and makes me forget that the prior sentence has ever been uttered. This is that thing and it is outstanding. It must be the Metamodernness that has me hooked. Anyway, Simpson is legit. Dig it.

Please forgive any grammatical mistakes. Nothing like last minute, eh?

Peace & Love,

Scott
redsupergiant at gmail dot com


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