‘still a bunch of memories’

Q2As 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.

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ALBUMS.

shaping up to be another good year

AlabamaShakesAlabama Shakes – Sound & Color
(ATO)
Don’t Wanna Fight

Algiers

Algiers – Algiers
(Matador)
Remains

ASAP

A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP
(RCA)
Everyday

Bully

Bully – Feels Like
(Columbia/StarTime)
Trying

ChrisStapleton

Chris Stapleton – Traveller
(Mercury Nashville)
Tennessee Whiskey

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Desaparecidos – Payola
(Epitaph)
City on the Hill

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town
(Signature Sounds)
Worried Mind

Florence

Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
(Island)
Ship To Wreck

Jamie xx

Jamie xx – In Colour
(Young Turks)
Loud Places

Jim O'Rourke

Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
(Drag City)
Friends With Benefits

John Moreland

John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat
(Old Omens)
Cherokee

Kacey

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
(Mercury Nashville)
Biscuits

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Miguel – Wildheart
(RCA/Bystorm)
Face The Sun

TheTallestMan

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home
(Dead Oceans)
Dark Bird Is Home

Torres

Torres – Sprinter
(Partisan)
Cowboy Guilt

METAL ALBUMS.

Bell Witch

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms
(Profound Lore)
Suffocation, A Burial: 1 – Awoken (Breathing Teeth)

High On Fire

High on Fire – Luminiferous
(eOne)
The Black Plot

Shape of Despair

Shape of Despair – Monotony Fields
(Season of Mist)
Reaching the Innermost

Tribuation

Tribulation – The Children of the Night
(Century Media)
Melancholia

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SHOWS.

Red Rocks Season is in full effect, but the best shows were elsewhere

#5. John Moreland
(Hi-Dive)

#4. Death Grips
(Ogden Theatre)

#3. Nikki Lane / Daniel Romano / John Moreland
(The Roxy, Hollywood)

#2. The Rolling Stones
(Arrowhead Stadium)

#1. D’Angelo and The Vanguard
(Ogden Theatre)

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TV.

Mad Men finally paid off for me

#5. Sense8
(Season 1)

#4. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
(Documentary)

#3. Daredevil
(Season 1)

#2. Game of Thrones
(Season 5)

#1. Mad Men
(Season 7, Pt. 2)

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BEER.

got spoiled while traveling

#5. So Happens It’s Tuesday
(The Bruery)

#4. Smoking Wood w/ Mole
(The Bruery)

#3. Parabola 2015 
(Firestone Walker)

#2. Helldorado
(Firestone Walker)

#1. Skull’Ole
(3 Floyds)

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