Music Log 2021


Back in style and free form this time…

Top Albums of the Year:

1. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye (Public Library)
2. The Party’s Over, Talk Talk (YouTube)
3. The Band, The Band (Public Library)
4. I Against I, Bad Brains (Public Library)
5. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins (Public Library)
6. People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called Quest (Public Library)
7. Spin, Spin (YouTube)
8. Here Comes Everybody, The Wake (YouTube)
9. Call the Doctor, Sleater-Kinney (Half-Price Books)
10. The Pretender, Jackson Browne (Public Library)
11. Carnaval, Spyro Gyra (YouTube)

1. Funky Stuff, Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media-9.5 *YouTube*
2. Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Death-8.5 *YouTube*
3. Spin, Spin-10.0 *YouTube*
4. Short Trip To Space, Tropea-9.5 *YouTube*
5. Wildflower, Herb Ellis & Remo Palmier-9.0 *YouTube*
6. Carnaval, Spyro Gyra-10.0 *YouTube*
7. Everyday Life, Coldplay-7.5 *Public Library*
8. Abandoned Luncheonette, Hall & Oats-9.0 *Barnes & Noble*
9. Reputation, Taylor Swift-9.0 *Public Library*
10. The Slow Rush, Tame Impala-9.5 *Public Library*

11. It Is What It Is9.0, Thundercat *Public Library*
12. Adolescents, Adolescents-8.0 *YouTube*
13. We Will Always Love You, The Avalanches-9.5 *Public Library*
14. Vibes & Days, Vacation-9.0 *YouTube*
15. Heartbeat City, The Cars-9.5 *Public Library*
16. Christopher Cross, Christopher Cross-9.0 *Public Library*
17. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill-8.5 *Public Library*
18. Lover, Taylor Swift-9.0 *Public Library*
19. Time Further Out, Dave Brubeck-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
20. Germfree Adolescents, X-Ray Spex-9.5 *YouTube*

21. Eldorado, Electric Light Orchestra-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
22. Tidal, Fiona Apple-9.0 *Public Library*
23. Take Care, Drake-8.0 *Public Library*
24. Ella and Louis, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong-9.5 *Public Library*
25. Empyrean Isles, Herbie Hancock-10.0 *Public Library*
26. Folklore, Taylor Swift-9.5 *Public Library*
27. Play Deep, The Outfield-9.0 *Half-Price Books*
28. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins-10.0 *Public Library*
29. Power Metal (Demo), Metallica-9.0 *YouTube*
30. Call the Doctor, Sleater-Kinney-10.0 *Half-Price Books*

31. The Party’s Over, Talk Talk-10.0 *YouTube*
32. From a Room: Vol 2, Chris Stapleton-8.0 *Public Library*
33. Way Out West, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives-7.5 *Public Library*
34. Fearless, Taylor Swift-8.0 *Public Library*
35. Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt-9.5 *Public Library*
36. Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick-9.5 *Half-Price Books*
37. Highly Evolved, The Vines-8.5 *Half-Price Books*
38. Silverado Soundtrack Suite, Bruce Broughton-9.0 *YouTube*
39. I Against I, Bad Brains-10.0 *Public Library
40. Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus-8.5 *Public Library*

41. Montrose, Montrose-8.5 *Public Library*
42. Here Comes Everybody, The Wake-10.0 *YouTube*
43. Red, Taylor Swift-8.0 *Public Library*
44. Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend-8.5 *Public Library*
45. Whipped Cream & Other Delights, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass-7.0 *Public Library*
46. Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes-8.5 *Half-Price Books*
47. Face The Music, Electric Light Orchestra-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
48. Glass Houses, Billy Joel-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
49. Push the Sky Away, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-9.0 *Public Library*
50. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus-9.5 *Public Library*

51. Megalithic Symphony, AWOLNATION-7.0 *Public Library*
52. Without a Sound, Dinosaur Jr.-9.0 *Public Library*
53. On the Border, Eagles-9.5 *Public Library*
54. What Does Anything Mean? Basically, The Chameleons-9.5 *YouTube*
55. Time, Electric Light Orchestra-9.0 *Public Library*
56. Junk, M83-9.0 *Public Library*
57. Paper Money, Montrose-9.0 *Public Library*
58. Bookends, Simon & Garfunkel-9.5 *Public Library*
59. Wild Planet, The B-52’s-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
60. Nilsson Schmilsson, Harry Nilsson-9.5 *Barnes & Noble

61. The Band, The Band-10.0 *Public Library*
62. John Denver’s Greatest Hits, John Denver-9.0 *Borrowed*
63. Spiderland, Slint-9.5 *YouTube*
64. Delta Kream, The Black Keys-9.0 *Public Library*
65. Henry’s Dream, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-9.0 *Public Library*
66. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye-10.0 *Public Library*
67. Off The Wall, Michael Jackson-9.5 *Public Library*
68. Passover, The Black Angels-9.0 *YouTube*
69. Directions to See a Ghost, The Black Angels-9.0 *YouTube*
70. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-9.5 *Public Library*

71. The Pretender, Jackson Browne-10.0 *Public Library*
72. Dangerous, Michael Jackson-9.0 *Public Library*
73. Imploding the Mirage, The Killers-7.5 *Public Library*
74. Phosphene Dream The Black Angels-9.0 *YouTube*
75. Speak Now, Taylor Swift-9.0 *Borrowed*
76. The Soft Moon, The Soft Moon-8.5 *YouTube*
77. Zeros, The Soft Moon-9.0 *YouTube*
78. People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called Quest-10.0 *Public Library*
79. Mr. Bojangles, Jerry Jeff Walker-8.5 *Borrowed*
80. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan-9.5 *Public Library*

81. Hell Or High Water Motion Picture Soundtrack, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis-9.0 *Public Library*
82. Not Too Late, Norah Jones-8.0 *Public Library*
83. Evermore, Taylor Swift-8.5 *Public Library*
84. Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Stevie Wonder-9.0 *Public Library*
85. Ace of Spades, Motörhead-9.5 *Public Library*
86. Saturday the 14th, Partner-6.5 *Public Library*
87. Elliot Smith, Elliot Smith-9.0 *Public Library*
88. Bone Machine, Tom Waits-8.5 *Public Library*
89. Beauty Behind the Madness, Weeknd-9.0 *Public Library*
90. Chemtrails over the Country Club, Lana Del Rey-9.0 *Public Library*

91. Tango In The Night, Fleetwood Mac-9.0 *Public Library*
92. Takin’ Off, Herbie Hancock-9.5 *Public Library*
93. Midnight Marauders, A Tribe Called Quest-9.5 *Public Library*
94. Bad As Me, Tom Waits-8.0 *Public Library*
95. The Iron Horse, The Sound Defects-9.0 *YouTube*
96. Nocturne, Wild Nothing-9.0 *YouTube*
97. The Best of Bond…James Bond, OST Various Artists-9.5 *Target*
98. Please Be Nice, Camping In Alaska-8.0 *YouTube*
99. Affects, Plastique Noir-9.0 *YouTube*
100. Shore, Fleet Foxes-9.0 *Public Library*

101. More Than Just a Dream, Fitz and the Tantrums-8.0 *Public Library*
102. Spirit in the Sky: The Best of Norman Greenbaum, Norman Greenbaum-8.5 *Public Library*
103. Maniac, Halsey-9.0 *Public Library*
104. Run, AWOLNATION-8.0 *Public Library*
105. Days of Thunder, The Midnight-9.5 *YouTube*
106. Hard Promises, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-9.0 *Public Library*
107. Strange Pleasures, Still Corners-9.0 *YouTube*
108. Northern Lights-Southern Cross, The Band-9.5 *Public Library*
109. Suddenly, Caribou-9.0 *Public Library*
110. Mingus Dynasty, Charles Mingus-9.0 *Public Library*

110. Dream Police, Cheap Trick-9.5 *Barnes & Noble*
111. Toto IV, Toto-8.5 *Barnes & Noble*
112. Stranger Things S1 OST, Survive-8.5 *Public Library*
113. The World Within, Moderator-8.0 *YouTube*
114. It’s Immaterial, Black Marble-8.5 *YouTube*
115. Slow Air, Still Corners-9.5 *YouTube*

Horrorfest 2017: Dead Can Dance!


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Go Zombie Michael, Go!

Okay enough Friday the 13th homage titles. If you have not listened to the band Dead Can Dance, do so. Anyways its time for more horror films, as I have fallen into the old habit of viewing them every year. Plus writing reviews, which I plan to do much faster this time. My public library (three separate branches in town) has enough to get me started, and I am finally making the switch to Blu Ray after years of slumming it with DVD’s. So for my few readers, time to get scared…again.

PS: Long overdue reviews being written now. Also unfortunately this one was a rare bust due to life issues, lack of streaming, etc.

Public Library Edition Planned List (in alphabetical order):

1. Bite (2015, body horror)
2. The Black Torment (1964, gothic horror)
3. Blair Witch (2016, duh)
4. Blood For Dracula (1974, duh again)
5. Bram Stroker’s Dracula (1992, DUH)
6. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, creature feature)
7. Crawlspace (1986, crazy people)
8. A Cure For Wellness (2016, crazy people)
9. Drag Me To Hell (2009, demons)
10. Flesh For Frankenstein (1973, creature feature)
11. Final Destination 2 (2003, DEATH)
12. Fright Night (2011, vampires)
13. The Girl With All The Gifts (2016, zombies)
14. Green Room (2016, crazy people)
15. The Horror Show (1989, evil spirit)
16. Krampus (2015, duh)
17. Legion (Exorcist III Director’s Cut, 1990, demonic)
18. Leviathan (1989, creature feature)
19. Lights Out (2016, evil spirits)
20. Little Shop of Horrors (1986, creature feature)
21. The Neon Demon (2016, crazy people)
22. Prison (1988, evil spirits)
23. The Quiet Ones (2013, evil spirits)
24. The Ring (2002, pissed off spirit)
25. The Tall Man (2012, urban legends)
26. Wrong Turn (2003, cannibals)
27. 31 (2016, seriously crazy people)

Other:

28. Night Monster (1942, creature feature)
29. Mother! (2017, crazy people)
30. The Manster (1959, creature feature)
31. Raw (2017, cannibals)
32. The Satanic Rights of Dracula (1974, yep)
33. Urban Legend (1998, slasher)
34. It (2017, Pennywise the Dancing Clown!)
35. Pieces (1982, giallo)
36. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976, giallo)

Halloween:

Rewatch: Return of the Living Dead (1985, zombies)

37. Jennifer’s Body (2009, demonic)
38. Salem’s Lot (1979, vampires)

Musical Madness: A Favorites Albums List


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Favorite Albums in Some Order (list artists only once, no soundtracks or bests of allowed)

  1. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (70s, prog rock)
  2. Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan (70s, folk rock)
  3. Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division (70s, post punk)
  4. Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin (70s, metal/hard rock)
  5. In Utero, Nirvana (90s, grunge)
  6. Straight Out of Compton, NWA (80s, rap)
  7. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash (60s, country)
  8. War, U2 (80s, alternative rock)
  9. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse (2000s, alternative rock)
  10. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones (70s, hard rock)Image result for Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd gif
  11. Making Movies, Dire Straits (80s, country rock)
  12. Parachutes, Coldplay (2000s, alternative rock)
  13. Born To Die, Lana Del Rey (2000s, pop rock)
  14. We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, Death Cab For Cutie (2000s, alternative rock)
  15. In Rainbows, Radiohead (2000s, alternative rock)
  16. My Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kayne West (2000s, rap)
  17. Loveless, My Bloody Valentine (90s, alternative rock)
  18. Autoamerican, Blondie (80s, pop rock)
  19. Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (60s, psychedelic rock)
  20. The Woods, Sleater-Kinney (2000s, alternative rock)
  21. Axis: Bold As Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (60s, psychedelic rock)Image result for Making Movies Dire Straits gif
  22. Hunky Dory, David Bowie (70s, glam rock)
  23. Invisible Touch, Genesis (80s, alternative rock)
  24. Murmur, R.E.M. (80s, alternative rock)
  25. Turn On the Bright Lights, Interpol (2000s, alternative rock)
  26. Ghost in the Machine, The Police (80s, pop rock)
  27. Saturdays=Youth, M83 (2000s, electronica)
  28. Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon (70s, pop rock)
  29. Damn The Torpedoes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (70s, hard rock)
  30. No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, Mew (2000s, pop electronica rock)
  31. Who’s Next, The Who (70s, hard rock)Image result for Hunky Dory David Bowie gif
  32. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, Oasis (90s, alternative rock)
  33. In Pieces, Garth Brooks (90s, country)
  34. Rumors, Fleetwood Mac (70s, pop rock)
  35. The Chronic, Dr. Dre (90s, rap)
  36. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen (80s, folk rock)
  37. License to Ill, The Beastie Boys (80s, rap rock)
  38. The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine (90s, rap rock)
  39. Pure Heroine, Lorde (2000s, pop)
  40. This Time, Dwight Yoakam (90s, country)
  41. More Songs About Buildings and Food, The Talking Heads (70s, pop rock)Image result for What's The Story Morning Glory Oasis Gif
  42. The Surbubs, Arcade Fire (2000s, alternative rock)
  43. Sandinista, The Clash (70s, punk)
  44. Moving Pictures, Rush (80s, prog rock)
  45. Welcome Interstate Managers, Fountains of Wayne (2000s, pop rock)
  46. The Hurting, Tears For Fear (80s, New Wave)
  47. Magic Potion, The Black Keys (2000s, blues rock)
  48. The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, Ben Folds Five (2000s, pop rock)
  49. Plastic Beach, Gorillaz (2000s, rap rock)
  50. Sports, Huey Lewis and the News (80s, pop rock)
  51. Sam’s Town, The Killers (2000s, alternative rock)Image result for The Suburbs Arcade Fire Gif
  52. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, Sex Pistols (70s, punk)
  53. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips (2000s, electronica rock)
  54. Zuma, Neil Young and Crazy Horse (70s, folk rock)
  55. Thriller, Michael Jackson (80s, pop rock)
  56. Violator, Depeche Mode (80s, alternative rock)
  57. Omni, Minus The Bear (2000s, alternative rock)
  58. Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins (2000s, pop rock)
  59. Shields, Grizzly Bear (2000s, alternative rock)
  60. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (50s, jazz)
  61. Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth (80s, alternative rock)Image result for Never Mind The Bollocks Here Comes The Sex Pistols Sex Pistols Gif
  62. Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew Bird (2000s, folk rock)
  63. Loaded, The Velvet Underground (70s, hard rock)
  64. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Smashing Pumpkins (90s, alternative rock)
  65. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco (2000s, folk rock)
  66. Secret Diary, College (2000s, electronica)
  67. Boxer, The National (2000s, pop rock)
  68. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel (90s, pop rock)
  69. Oracular Spectacular, MGMT (2000s, electronica rock)
  70. Sound of Silver, LCD Soundsystem (2000s, electronica rock)
  71. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Devo (70s, post punk)Image result for Armchair Apocrypha Andrew Bird Gif
  72. Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order (80s, New Wave)
  73. 4 X 4=12, deadmau5 (2000s, electronica)
  74. Discovery, Daft Punk (2000s, electronica)
  75. Moondance, Van Morrison (70s, rock)
  76. 18, Moby (2000s, electronica)
  77. Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith (70s, hard rock)
  78. Manners, Passion Pit (2000s, electronica pop)
  79. Blink-182, Blink-182 (2000s, alternative rock)
  80. Under The Iron Sea, Keane (2000s, rock)
  81. Dead Can Dance, Dead Can Dance (80s, post punk)Image result for Power Corruption and Lies New Order gif
  82. Paranoid, Black Sabbath (70s, heavy metal)
  83. Night Moves, Bob Seager and the Silver Bullet Band (70s, hard rock)
  84. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver (2000s, folk)
  85. Fragile, Yes (70s, prog rock)
  86. Dizzy Up The Girl, Goo Goo Dolls (90s, alternative rock)
  87. Broken Bells, Broken Bells (2000s, electronica pop rock)
  88. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend (2000s, alternative rock)
  89. Give Up, The Postal Service (2000s, electronica rock pop)
  90. Odelay, Beck (90s, alternative rock)
  91. Songs For the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age (2000s, heavy metal)Image result for Paranoid Black Sabbath gif
  92. Illinois, Surjan Stevens (2000s, pop folk)
  93. A Blessing and a Curse, Drive By Truckers (2000s, country rock)
  94. Kill ‘Em All, Metallica (80s, heavy metal)
  95. Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues (60s, psychedelic rock)
  96. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes (2000s, folk)
  97. Z, My Morning Jacket (2000s, alternative rock)
  98. To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey (90s, alternative rock)
  99. You Forgot It in People, Broken Social Scene (2000s, alternative rock)
  100. Transference, Spoon (2000s, alternative rock

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Mixtures Playlist 2014


1.    A Comet Appears (3:49), The ShinsWincing The Night Away
2.    War On War (3:49), WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot
3.    I Don’t Even Know Myself (4:56), The WhoWho’s Next
4.    Hung Up On You (3:58), Fountains Of WayneWelcome Interstate Managers
5.    My Name Is Jonas (3:24), WeezerWeezer
6.    On (4:46), Bloc PartyA Weekend In The City
7.    Little Motel (4:44), Modest MouseWe Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
8.    Flynn Lives (3:22), Daft PunkTron: Legacy
9.    With God On Our Side (7:08), Bob DylanThe Times They Are A-Changin’
10.    The Girl Is Mine (3:42), Michael Jackson/Paul McCartneyThriller
11.    Scientist Studies (5:56), Death Cab For CutieWe Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes
12.    King Of Fools (4:07), Dwight YoakamThis Time
13.    Song For The Deaf (6:42), Queens Of The Stone AgeSongs For The Deaf
14.    Lucky Star (3:31), MadonnaSnatch
15.    Four Corners (5:44), The Sea and the CakeOne Bedroom
16.    This Is The Place (Naive Melody) (4:58), Talking HeadsSand In The Vaseline

16 Songs, 1:14:36 total time, 316.6 MB

Party Music Playlist 2013


Current edition (always a work in progress):

1. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)-Michael Jackson, Thriller

2. Party-The D4, 6Twenty

3. Under Your Spell-Desire, Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

4. Punky Reggae Party-Bob Marley & The Wailers, Gold [Disc 2]

5. Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse-Minus The Bear, Highly Refined Pirates

6. The Reeling-Passion Pit, Manners

7. Janice’s Party-Fountains Of Wayne, Out of State Plates

8. Live It Up-Blondie, Autoamerican [Bonus Tracks]

9. California Love-2Pac and Dr. Dre, All Eyez on Me

10. Tell Her Tonight-Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand (Special Edition)

11. Judy Is A Punk-The Ramones, Greatest Hits

12. In The Waiting Line-Zero 7, Garden State Soundtrack

13. Cold.1-Kanye West & DJ Khaled, Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer [Explicit Version]

14. Float On-Modest Mouse, Good News For People Who Like Bad News

15. After Party-The Lonely Island Feat. Santigold, Turtleneck and Chain

16. Jigsaw Falling Into Place-Radiohead, In Rainbows

17. Melt With You, Modern English-MTV: New Wave

18. Burning Down The House-Talking Heads, Sand In The Vasoline

19. Shout-Ronald Isley-Rudolph Isley-O’Kelly Isley, National Lampoon’s Animal House

20. Everlong-Foo Fighters, The Colour And The Shape

Total Length: 20 songs, 1 hour 17 minutes 33 seconds, 354.9 MB

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