Friday, December 30, 2016
NICE AS F*CK! : The Albums, 2016.
03/angel olsen/my woman
At the heart of My Woman lies a simple request. A dare actually. A dare that is explicitly stated during the late album highlight, Woman. In this space, as is the case during the entirety of My Woman's back half, Ms. Olsen gives herself the time and space that is needed for this request to be heard clearly and be understood. Her demand? That you understand what makes her a woman. This woman. That you, me, us, Him simply take the time to notice and understand exactly what it is that makes this woman tick. Take stock of her wants, and her needs, and her hangups, and all the ways in which she works to let a little light shine in.
Take her up on this offer.
Take a few minutes to understand why she still wakes up and strives to be somebody, day in and day out. Listen and take note of why she won't give up and can't help feeling the way she do. Press play and find out + understand why it is she chooses to "go where nobody knows" and follow her heart down that wild road. Listen and immerse yourself in the creative energy and bliss of a strong-willed singer songwriter whose presence and musical output brings to mind the fire and spirit of a young PJ Harvey or Liz Phair. Listen and vibe with why she opens up and screams for you. Press play and find yourself in the presence of one of the best solo rock records of the year from a woman who is speaking to and coming at us with her heart on her sleeve, unguarded.
Go on and take her up on that offer, and get familiar.
Press play and take the dare.
KEY TRACKS: Shut Up Kiss Me/Sister/Woman
04/danny brown/atrocity exhibition
05/blood orange/freetown sound
06/kanye west/the life of pablo
07/radiohead/a moon shaped pool
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