Monday, December 26, 2016
NICE AS F*CK! : The Albums, 2016.
07/radiohead/a moon shaped pool
If you take Thom Yorke's words to heart then A Moon Shaped Pool is a "low flying panic attack". A place where worlds come crashing down and you feel cold, "from the inside out". It's a place where panic comes on strong, and "broken hearts make it rain".
Lyrically. On paper.
Elsewhere, A Moon Shaped Pool is a place where the 'serenity now(!)' call is answered and applied to the gorgeously warm soundscapes and textures that underline the chaos and heartache that is present in the lyric sheets. Comfort is sought in the melodies, and A Moon Shaped Pool finds its solace in its quiet yet open and expansive moments. You see it in the way each song seems to be awakened by our pressing of play, stretching and coming alive at a slow and steady pace, letting things fall into place as they may and are meant to. You see it in the brooding, and contemplative string laced exit that attaches itself to Daydreaming; In the entirety of True Love Waits. In their darkest hour Radiohead do what they continue to do best: bend rock music to their will in order to center themselves and bring things back down to earth.
KEY TRACKS: Daydreaming/Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief/True Love Waits
09/helado negro/private energy
10/car seat headrest/teens of denial
12/a tribe called quest/"we got it from here... thank you 4 your service"
14/nice as fuck/nice as fuck
15/childish gambino/"awaken, my love!"
17/parquet courts/human performance
19/devendra banhart/ape in pink marble
21/the julie ruin/hit reset
22/jessy lanza/oh no
23/junior boys/big black coat
24/majid jordan/majid jordan