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(31) Days of Good//12.30.14


I was a HUGE Weezer fan in high school and college. Blue Album is a near perfect album and I even enjoyed Maladroit. But off the top of my head,  I can’t name a single track and/or album title after Maladroit was released in 2002. After reading Robin Hilton’s favorite albums of 2014, I though it fair to give an old favorite a second chance. After first listen, I’m hopeful. I hear “old” Weezer clawing back for a place in my listening rotation. Is is this the Blue Album part 2? Definitely not. But it’s not fair for me to expect that. If I must compare to an older album, it’s closer to Green Album part 2 (which isn’t too shocking, both were produced by Ric Ocasek, along with the almighty Blue Album). While this album hasn’t resonated with me quite like it did with Mr. Hilton, I was pleasantly surprised with how much of it I did enjoy, especially “Lonely Girl”, “Eulogy For A Rock Band”, and “Go Away”, which features Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno. (p.s. the album cover art is super cool, one of my favorites this year)

♩  Weezer – Eulogy For A Rock Band [from Everything Will Be Alright In The End]




♩  Protomartyr – Scum, Rise! [from Under Color of Official Right]




♩  La Sera – Losing to the Dark [from Hour of the Dawn]




Say what you want about Lana Del Rey, but this cover of the Disney classic is fantastic (and pretty much the only good thing about this film).

♩  Lana Del Rey – Once Upon a Dream [from Maleficent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]






[new music roundup] 5.13.14

kishi bashi - lighght


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Hallelujah the Hills//Have You Ever Done Something Evil?



Kishi Bashi//Lighght



La Sera//Hour of the Dawn



Little Dragon//Nabuma Rubberband



Michael Jackson//XSCAPE



Mirah//Changing Light



The Pains of Being Pure At Heart//Days of Abandon



Swans//To Be Kind



Various Artists//I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson



More new music at Largehearted Boy