The Kids from the City, Finding it Pretty, Took it Home

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)

We’ve had a little Brian Eno before, and quite a few things he has produced. But this is his second solo album. Brian is known for being experimental, and while this isn’t exactly normal, this is a nice bridge between where music was and where Brian has gone. Continue reading

Keep What You Love

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Flametal – Heavy Mellow (2010)

When Spencer introduced this album of flamenco covers of classic metal tunes, I immediately thought of Rodrigo y Gabriela, although after listen I feel like it’s more like Apocalyptica.

I’m not sure if this is just Benjamin Woods or if he has some other guys playing with him, of if he just dubs it all himself. Continue reading

Take What They Give You and You Keep it Inside

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Lisa Loeb – Tails (1995)

Tim isn’t known to share (mostly) acoustic singer/songwriter stuff, but here you go. This is something his wife introduced him to and has stuck with him.

She reminds me of an un-politically charged Ani diFranco. Not exactly chill. Obviously passionate. The chords changes and melodic structures aren’t what I’d expect, but the execution is great. Some bands make it sound like their atypical songwriting was a mistake, but her band (Nine Stories) is tight. Continue reading

At Your Most Beautiful

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Charlie Hunter – Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (2016)

Based on how much I liked his surf-rock Christmas album, I was pretty excited to give this follow up a listen. Continue reading