‘gets blown out in the shine’

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As I’ve said before, this blog no longer focuses on album reviews or news or anything of that sort. The sole purpose of ILSUDH2 is to share my ‘live’ music experiences. I do my best to recap the shows I go to, but I just don’t have the time or energy to do much else these days. That being said, I still consume pop culture the same way I always have (in an obsessive, compulsive manner), so I felt it would be selfish not to share what I have learned along the way. For that reason, I will try to continue these quarterly reviews. For the sake of my (and your) time and sanity, I will follow the rule of ‘less talk, more rock’. The lists that follow will contain very little commentary. I’ve listened to (and watched and drank) a lot of crap so you didn’t have to. Now it’s your turn to put some time in. Luckily for you, these lists contain only the best of what the past three months had to offer.

ALBUMS.

it’s been a strong quarter when it comes to new album releases

Syro

Aphex Twin – Syro
(Warp)
produk 29

Booker

Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
(ATO)
Violent Shiver

Strange

Bleachers – Strange Desire
(RCA)
I Wanna Get Better

Paint

Caleb Caudle – Paint Another Layer On My Heart
(Gasagasa)
Miss You Like Crazy

LP

FKA twigs – LP1
(Young Turks)
Lights On

El

Interpol – El Pintor
(Matador)
All the Rage Back Home

De Oro

Jason Feathers – De Oro
(Totally Gross National Product)
Courtyard Marriot

Popular

Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
(Columbia)
Almost Like the Blues

Live

Lucero – Live from Atlanta
(INgrooves)
Nights Like These

City Wrecker

Moonface – City Wrecker EP
(Jagjaguwar)
City Wrecker

Brill

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
(Matador)
War on the East Coast

Too Bright

Perfume Genius – Too Bright
(Matador)
Queen

Metamodern

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
(High Top Mountain)
Life Of Sin

METAL ALBUMS.

haven’t been diving too deep into the dark spaces lately, but here are a few albums that are worth you’re time

Flora

Botanist – VI: Flora
(The Flenser)
Stargazer

Dark Space

Darkspace – Dark Space III I
(Avantgarde)
Dark 4.18

Myrkur

Myrkur – Myrkur
(Relapse)
Ravnens Banner

Foundations

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
(Profound Lore)
Worlds Apart

Jack White

SHOWS.

Red Rocks, Red Rocks, and more Red Rocks…it’s been a great season

#5. Future Islands
(Gothic Theatre)

#4. Drake vs. Lil Wayne
(Red Rocks)

#3. Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden
(Red Rocks)

#2. Beck
(Red Rocks)

#1. Jack White
(Red Rocks)

Leftovers

TV.

new shows outshone the old

#5. Halt and Catch Fire
(Season 1)

#4. The Knick
(Season 1)

#3. Rectify
(Season 2)

#2. The Honourable Woman
(mini-series)

#1. The Leftovers
(Season 1)

DBA

BEER.

wasn’t as experimental as in the past, but still managed to taste perfection a few times

#5. Lagunitas Sucks
(Lagunitas)

#4. 5 Monks
(Avery)

#3. Dragon’s Milk
(New Holland)

#2. Autumn Maple
(The Bruery)

#1. Double DBA
(Firestone Walker)

Revisit Q1 Recommendations
Revisit Q2 Recommendations

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Q3 Albums