Recommended Releases: Spring 2017

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This is my second post of 2017. How sad is that? I haven’t written about a live show since last December. The first half of this year just got away from me in ways I can’t explain. That’s not to say I didn’t come across some good stuff though. Somewhere between work meetings, visiting my hometown for the first time in years, celebrating my 40th in Mexico, and moving, I found time to listen to some albums, attend quite a few shows, see a few movies, and watch a little tv.

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.

it’s been a good year across almost every genre of music

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Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
(SuperEgo)

Goose Snow Cone

Arca

Arca – Arca
(XL)

Desafio

Stapleton

Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
(Mercury Nashville)

Either Way

CAS

Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex
(Partisan)

Each Time You Fall In Love

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Future Islands – The Far Field
(4AD)

Ran

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
(Southeastern)

White Man’s World

Moreland

John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
(4AD)

It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)

Kendrick

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
(Top Dawg)

Humble

Lorde

Lorde – Melodrama
(Lava/Republic)

Green Light

Mount

Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
(P. W. Elverum & Sun)

Ravens

Slowdive

Slowdive – Slowdive
(Dead Oceans)

Sugar for the Pill

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Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls
(300/Atlantic)

Relationship

METAL ALBUMS.

it’s all about Profound Lore this time ’round

AB

Artificial Brain – Infrared Horizon
(Profound Lore)

Synthesized Instinct

Full

Full of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
(Profound Lore)

Trumpeting Ecstasy

Loss

Loss – Horizonless
(Profound Lore)

All Grows On Tears 

Pall

Pallbearer – Heartless
(Profound Lore)

I Saw The End

Shows

SHOWS.

legends across the board

#5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
(Paramount Theatre)

#4. PJ Harvey
(Fillmore Auditorium)

#3. Chris Stapleton
(Red Rocks)

#2. Metallica
(Sports Authority Field)

#1. Roger Waters
(Pepsi Center)

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FILMS.

nothing Oscar worthy; nothing but fun

#5. Cars 3
(Brian Fee)

#4. Wonder Woman
(Patty Jenkins)

#3. Alien: Covenant
(Ridley Scott)

#2. Song to Song
(Terrence Malick)

#1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
(James Gunn)

Leftovers

TV.

so sad to see the Leftovers go, but it had the perfect ending

#5. Better Call Saul, Season 3
(AMC)

#4. Bates Motel, Season 5
(A&E)

#3. The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 1
(Hulu)

#2. Master of None, Season 2
(Netflix)

#1. The Leftovers, Season 3
(HBO)

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Spring 2017

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