This week was good. I can definitely say Bruce Springsteen’s been the most present artist, in both my headphones and my thoughts. I love his ability to sometimes take deep, universal, complex human emotions/feelings and translate them into direct, accessible, catchy songs — such as the restless yearning of Hungry Heart.
I’ve highlighted more heavy metal than usual with Metallica, Sabbath, Maiden and Judas Priest. The first two are bands I’ve long loved, with the latter two I’m just getting into. All exciting.
I’ve bought Alice Cooper’s 1971-1972 run of albums on CD and couldn’t wait to play them.
In terms of new music, Durand Jones & The Indications’ inviting journey into the heart of late 70s soul/disco is growing up to be one of my favorite albums of this year. Yola’s already been up there for a few weeks now.
What have you been listening to?
|Bruce Springsteen – The Young, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle||Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.||Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast||Yola – Stand for Myself||Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee|
|Alice Cooper – Love It to Death||Alice Cooper – Killer||Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny||Durand Jones & The Indications – Private Space||Injury Reserve – By the Time I Get to Phoenix|
|Metallica – Kill ‘Em All||Metallica – Metallica||Bob Marley & The Wailers – Uprising||Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!||Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert|
|Bruce Springsteen – The River||Genesis – Trespass||Durand Jones & The Indications – Private Space||McKinley Dixon – For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her|
|Black Sabbath – Vol. 4||Black Sabbath – Never Say Die!||Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones||BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory||Boldy James & The Alchemist – Bo Jackson|
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