Hey! Click This!


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Look I get that people have to make a living, yet there are better ways than writing obvious click bait articles. Especially since most of them have awful headlines that literally scream “PLEASE CLICK ON ME!!!!” and cause most of us to roll our eyes. What is even worse is that to avoid being called out on not reading the article, all too many read the article only to discover that it does not tell them anything they could not have inferred from the headline alone. Political articles sense people often find them boring do this a lot, but the worst offenders are entertainment sites and social media feeds desperate to satisfy their advertisers. Eyeballs=dollars, yet do we have to all engage in such behavior to get someone to read what we right?

Am I doing this right now? I threw up that crappy headline just to see if anyone would bother reading this lame rant, so I guess I am an equal opportunity offender. “Equal Opportunity Offender” would make for a great band name, by the way. Hey read this article about my new band, Equal Opportunity Offender! Playing soon in, well, I somewhere, and featuring music that sounds like, well, ska? Jazz rock R&B fusion? I have no idea, so stay tuned! For the next article that grabs your eyeballs and forces them to suffer through another bullshit article penned by a person who needs to pay rent in two days. Perhaps it has always been this way and I just prefer to ignore that, as does most Internet users. Looking at you, BuzzFeed…

That's Bait

2018 Music Log


Whoa time sure flies. Also any album listed by itself means its from the public library. Although I will probably lean more on YouTube and Barnes & Noble this year, plus Half-Priced Books.

January:

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1. Morrison Hotel, The Doors-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
2. Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.5 *YouTube
3. Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.0 *YouTube
4. Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.5 *YouTube
5. Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Davis-9.5 *YouTube
6. Communiqué, Dire Straits-10.0 *Barnes and Noble
7. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett-10.0
8. Sea Change, Beck-8.0

February

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9. Wheels Of Fire, Cream-9.0
10. Lust For Life, Lana Del Rey-9.5
11. Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds Five-9.0 *Half-Priced Books
12. Whatever and Ever Amen, Ben Folds Five-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
13. Ride The Lightning, Metallica-9.5 *Half-Priced Books
14. Colors, Beck-7.0

March:

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15. Before These Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band-10.0
16. Time Out of Mind, Bob Dylan-9.5
17. Fitz and the Tantrums, Fitz and the Tantrums-8.0
18. Standing On The Verge of Getting It On, Funkadelic-10.0
19. Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters *Half-Price Books-8.5
20. Humanz, Gorillaz-9.0 *Barnes & Noble

April:

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21. Gish, The Smashing Pumpkins-8.0 *Half-Price Books
22. Batman Motion Picture Soundtrack, Prince-8.0, Half-Price Books
23. Cults, Cults-9.0, Half-Price Books
24. Sacred Hearts Club, Foster The People-8.5 *Half-Price Books
25. I Told You I Was Freaky, Flight of the Concords-9.0 *Half-Price Books
26. Bad Music For Bad People, The Cramps-8.0
27. Days Are Gone, Haim-8.0
28. American Dream, LCD Soundsystem-9.5

May:

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29. Mothership Connection, Parliament-9.0
30. Brats in Battalions, Adolescents-5.5
31. Mature Themes, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti-7.0
32. Waiting on a Song, Dan Auerbach-8.0
33. Since I Left You, The Avalanches-10.0
34. IV, Black Mountain-9.0
35. #1 Record, Big Star-9.5

June:

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36. Bleach, Nirvana-9.0 *Half-Price Books
37. Reckoning, R.E.M.-9.5 *Half-Price Books
38. Long Distance, Ivy-9.0 *Half-Price Books
39. Movement, New Order-9.0, *YouTube
40. The Psychedelic Furs-Greatest Hits, The Psychedelic Furs-9.0, *YouTube
41. Gorillaz, Gorillaz-9.0 *Half-Price Books
42. Electric Warrior, T.Rex-10.0 *Half-Price Books
43. Meat Is Murder, The Smiths-9.0 *Half-Price Books

July:

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44. Stankonia, OutKast-9.0
45. Sailing On The Seas Of Cheese, Primus-8.0
46. The Idiot, Iggy Pop-8.0
47. Villains, Queens of the Stone Age-9.0
48. Leave Home, The Ramones-9.5
49. Rio, Duran Duran-9.5 *Barnes & Noble
50. Underneath the Rainbow, The Black Lips-8.0
51. Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses), The Grateful Dead-8.0
52. Private Eyes, Hall & Oates-9.0
53. Rickie Lee Jones, Rickie Lee Jones-8.5
54. Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron-9.0
55. Melodrama, Lorde-9.0 *Barnes & Noble

August:

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56. Axomoxoa, The Grateful Dead-8.5
57. Rocket To Russia, The Ramones-9.0
58. Old World Romance, Sea Wolf-7.5
59. Hot Thoughts, Spoon-8.0
60. A Greater Understanding, The War On Drugs-8.5

September:

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61. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen-8.0
62. The Score, Fugees-9.0
63. Wake of the Flood, The Greatful Dead-10.0
64. Grand National, John Butler Trio-8.0
65. In A Silent Way, Miles Davis-10.0 *YouTube
66. Flowers, The Rolling Stones-8.0

October:

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67. Fables of the Reconstruction, R.E.M.-9.0 *Half-Price Books
68. America’s Greatest Hits, America-9.0 *Half-Price Books
69. Relationship of Command, At The Drive In-8.0 *Half-Price Books
70. Duran Duran, Duran Duran-9.5 *Half-Price Books
71. Reach The Beach, The Fixx-8.5 *Half-Price Books

November:

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72. From The Mars Hotel, The Greatful Dead-9.5
73. New York Dolls, New York Dolls-8.0
74. Wide Awake!, Parquet Courts-9.0
75. Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty-8.0
76. Around the World in a Day, Prince and the Revolution-8.5
77. Fun House, The Stooges-9.0
78. Aftermath, The Rolling Stones-10.0
79. St. Vincent, St. Vincent-8.0
80. Sublime, Sublime-8.5

December:

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81. Piano Man, Billy Joel-9.0
82. Hummingbird, Local Natives-6.0
83. Into The Great Wide Open, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-8.5
84. Against The Wind, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band-9.0
85. My Generation, The Who-9.0
86. A Night At The Opera, Queen-10.0 *YouTube
87. 154, Wire-9.5 *YouTube
88. Eat a Peach, The Allman Brothers-9.0
89. Baby Driver OST, Various-9.5
90. Night Drive, Chromatics-9.0 *YouTube
91. The Smiths, The Smiths-8.5 *YouTube
92. Strangeways, Here We Come, The Smiths-9.5 *YouTube

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