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.
- "Humans from Earth", by T-Bone Burnett
- Hatful of Hollow, by the Smiths "I am Human and I need to be loved", claims Morrissey
- Crash, by the Human League "I was Human, too"
- Felt Mountain, by Goldfrapp "Are you Human, or do you make it up?"
- Replicas Redux, by Gary Numan "I Nearly Married a Human"
- Rock 'n Roll, by the New York Dolls "Human Being"
- Astro-Creep 2000, by White Zombie "More Human Than Human"
- Wizard Bloody Wizard, by Electric Wizard: New last year, I missed this coming out!
- Electric Wizard
- What Happens Next, by Joe Satriani: New album!
- Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards, by Joe Satriani
- Wrong Creatures, by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: New album! Much more mellow, blues/distortion rock than the last few. I still largely listen to BRMC because I miss Michael Been's band The Call, and his son sometimes does a cover or a little Call-out.
- No Cross No Crown, by Corrosion of Conformity: NEW ALBUM by original lineup!
My coffee today is just mud; I can't see a spoon more than 2cm deep into it, and it tastes like all the beans were just moistened into mud, not diffused. Gaah. I'm still drinking it, but I'm not happy.
You know what still makes me happy? Anamanaguchi:
- Capsule Silence XXIV OST
- Capsule Silence XXIV OST vol. II
- Power Supply
- Dawn Metropolis - not on Apple Music! Bogus!