- In the Court of the Crimson King, by King Crimson: Sadly nothing but recent live albums on Apple Music
- The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other, by Van Der Graaf Generator
- The Yes Album: First two tracks are meh, so I always forget how amazing "Starship Trooper" and "I've Seen All Good People" are.
- Fragile, by Yes
- Close to the Edge, by Yes
- A Question of Balance, by The Moody Blues
- In Search of the Lost Chord, by The Moody Blues
- On the Threshold of a Dream, by The Moody Blues
- Nursery Cryme, by Genesis
Insufficient sleep and all screwed up on Monster (Zero Ultra). Let's have some Satanic dance music, and then maybe the machines can kill us all.
- My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult: Nice compilation from the Wax Trax days and across the next 20 years.
- Fun With Knives, by Velvet Acid Christ
- Remix Wars Strike 4, by Funker Vogt & Velvet Acid Christ: Star Trek and Event Horizon fans should listen to Futile!
- Musik ist Krieg, by Funker Vogt
- Maschine Zeit, by Funker Vogt
- Pulse, by Front 242
- Queen II
- A Night at the Opera, by Queen
- A Day at the Races, by Queen
- News of the World, by Queen
- Abandoned Luncheonette, by Daryl Hall & John Oates
- War Babies, by Daryl Hall & John Oates: Really enjoyed this album more than I'd expected/remembered, prog rock opera, but still bluesy. Reminds me of many Police albums.
- Daryl Hall & John Oates
- Bigger Than Both of Us, by Daryl Hall & John Oates
- Halloween '77 Live, by Frank Zappa: Zappa's albums are endless and random quality, so his live shows are the only reasonable way to hear him. Shout out to the 24:05 long vamping of Wild Love.
- Chicago '78 Live, by Frank Zappa
Gonna look thru the new blues section in Apple Music, see what's good. I don't vouch for any of these yet, will update with notes.
- Strange Angels, in Flight with Elmore James: Tribute album, so far impressed by Tom Jones (rather surprisingly) and Deborah Bonham, but a variety of covers.
- Black Coffee, by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Up through title track's good blues-rock, but then their version of Lullaby of the Leaves is great, guitar wailing and girl screaming hurt out from her gut.
- Charmed & Dangerous, by Altered Five Blues Band: New but not exceptional songs, guitar's better than singing or songwriting, mostly, but On My List to Quit is a fine song.
- Californisoul, by Super Sonic Blues Machine: Kind of a mess of blues, funk, and latin. Bar-band quality, certainly wouldn't buy an album but acceptable background music.
- The Sherman Holmes Project
- Good Morning Midnight, by Scott Ellison
- Stompin' Ground, by Tommy Castro
- Om Malik asks: Has music lost that loving feeling?: Betteridge's Law gives the correct answer, as usual: No.
- MG Siegler whines a few random setlists aren't random, "it's not the same": Pseudo-random number generation is in fact very close to random with modern seeding & algorithms, MG.
If you want to listen to an album, it's right there, in Apple Music, or presumably Spotify or whatever, which is why I mostly link to albums in my semi-daily music posts. If you want things outside your usual tastes, go hit Browse and find something. Or listen to one of Apple's "radio" stations; Zane Lowe just plays intolerable disco crap for ADHD babies, but there are others.
Anyway. Here's some hostile mechanical music to replace your whiny sentimental humanity:
- Def Leppard is finally available in digital! Hysteria's my favorite of their albums ("Armageddon It" in particular), but all the pre-'90s albums are fantastic, a good mix of NWOBHM blues-metal and pop, and the later ones are fine, just different without Clark. If anything, Rick Allen gets better without one arm slowing him down.