Recommended Releases: Summer 2016

Summer

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. They also won’t include mp3s anymore. To preview the music, please follow the various links and this Spotify playlist. 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.

the soundtrack to summer was sublime

angel

Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
(Jagjaguwar)

Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me

avalanches

The Avalanches – Wildflower
(Modular/Astralwerks/XL/EMI)

The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra

bat-for-lashes

Bat for Lashes – The Bride
(Parlophone)

Bat for Lashes – Joe’s Dream

big-shoals

Big Shoals – Hard Lessons
(self-released)

Big Shoals – Union Son

blood-orange

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
(Domino)

Blood Orange – Augustine

clams

Clams Casino – 32 Levels
(Columbia)

Clams Casino – All Nite

frank

Frank Ocean  – Endless / Blonde
(Def Jam / self-released)

Frank Ocean – Blonde

stranger

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things OST, Volume One
(Lakeshore)

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things

lori-mckenna

Lori McKenna  – The Bird & The Rifle
(CN)

Lori McKenna – Giving up on Your Hometown

lydia

Lydia Loveless – Real
(Bloodshot)

Lydia Loveless – Longer

myrkur

Myrkur – Mausoleum 
(Relapse)

Myrkur – Jeg er Guden, I er Tjenerne

nick-cave

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
(Bad Seed LTD.)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone

hellhigh

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Hell or High Water OST
(Milan)

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Comancheria

okkervil

Okkervil River – Away
(ATO)

Okkervil River – Okkervil River R.I.P.

sean

Sean McConnell – Sean McConnell
(New Rounder)

Sean McConnell – Holy Days

st-paul

St. Paul and The Broken Bones – Sea of Noise
(Records)

St. Paul and The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder

touche

Touché Amoré – Stage Four
(Epitaph)

Touché Amoré – Skyscraper

wovenhand

Wovenhand – Star Treatment
(Sargent House)

Wovenhand – All Your Waves

METAL ALBUMS.

the heavy side of summer

coldworld

ColdWorld – Autumn
(Cold Dimensions)

ColdWorld – Void

subrosa

SubRosa – For this We Fought the Battle of Ages
(Profound Lore)

SubRosa – Wound of the Warden

Sia

SHOWS.

the 75th Red Rocks season delivered

#5. Eric Church
(Red Rocks)

#4. LCD Soundsystem
(Red Rocks)

#3. The National
(Red Rocks)

#2. Dolly Parton
(Red Rocks)

#1. Sia
(Red Rocks)

hell

FILMS.

didn’t see many movies this summer, but I enjoyed these

#5. Suicide Squad
(David Ayer)

#4. The Little Prince
(Mark Osborne)

#3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
(Taika Waititi)

#2. Don’t Think Twice
(Mike Birbiglia)

#1. Hell or High Water
(David Mackenzie)

stranger

TV.

Netflix > cable, once again

#5. The Get Down, Season 1
(Netflix)

#4. The Night Of, mini-series
(HBO)

#3. Mr. Robot, Season 2
(USA)

#2. Narcos, Season 2
(Netflix)

#1. Stranger Things, Season 1
(Netflix)

Revisit Winter 2016 Recommendations
Revisit Spring 2016 Recommendations

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Summer 2016

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