Recommended Releases: Winter 2016

Winter 2016

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 seasonal 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 listened to (and watched) 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 stuff the season had to offer.

ALBUMS.

slower start than last year, but here are the best so far…

Carolina

Caleb Caudle – Carolina Ghost
(This Is American Music)

Carolina Ghost

daughter

Daughter – Not to Disappear
(4AD / Glassnote)

Numbers

Bowie

David Bowie – ★ (Blackstar)
(Columbia / RCA)

Lazarus

jesu-sun-kil-moon

Jesu / Sun Kil Moon – Jesu/Sun Kil Moon
(Rough Trade / Caldo Verde)

Good Morning My Love

kanye-west

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
(Def Jam / G.O.O.D. Music)

FML

LL

Loretta Lynn – Full Circle
(Legacy)

Lay Me Down

Ghosts

Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20
(Highway 20)

Ghosts of Highway 20

Marlon

Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams
(Dead Oceans)

Dark Child

Mothers

Mothers – When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired
(Grand Jury)

It Hurts Until It Doesn’t

Moriah

Mount Moriah – How to Dance
(Merge)

Cardinal Cross

Pinegrove

Pinegrove – Cardinal
(Run for Cover)

Old Friends

Anti

Rihanna – ANTI
(Roc Nation / Westbury Road)

Kiss It Better

Southern Family

Various Artists – Southern Family
(Low Country Sounds)

You Are My Sunshine

METAL ALBUM.

haven’t listened to a ton of metal this year, but this one crushed me

Le-Dernie

Chthe’ilist – Le Dernier Crépuscule
(Profound Lore)

Into the Vaults of Ingurgitating Obscurity

ShowsSHOWS.

two legendary metal bands, a punk goddess, a pop sensation, and John Moreland walk into a bar…

#5. Carly Rae Jepsen
(Gothic Theatre)

#4. John Moreland
(Swallow Hill)

#3. Patti Smith
(The Fillmore)

#2. AC/DC
(Pepsi Center)

#1. Black Sabbath
(Pepsi Center)

Film

FILMS.

Monsters, superheros, and the obscene come in many forms

#5. Embrace of the Serpent
(Ciro Guerra)

#4. The Witch
(Robert Eggers)

#3. Deadpool
(Tim Miller)

#2. 10 Cloverfield Lane
(Dan Trachtenberg)

#1. The Revenant
(Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Stream

BLU-RAY / STREAMING.

and the nominees are…

#5. The Big Short
(Adam McKay)

#4. Steve Jobs
(Danny Boyle)

#3. The Martian
(Ridley Scott)

#2. Straight Outta Compton
(F. Gary Gray)

#1. Room
(Lenny Abrahamson)

TV

TV.

new and returning shows get beat by the best Stephen King televised event ever

#5. Billions, Season 1
(Showtime)

#4. House of Cards, Season 4
(Netflix)

#3. Making a Murderer
(Netflix)

#2. The Walking Dead, Season 6 Pt. II
(AMC)

#1. 11.22.63
(Hulu)

 

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