Incinerated in a Light of Gold

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Low – Double Negative (2018)

Continuing on from last week (and a few weeks before that), here is Chris’ favorite album from last year.

This is Low’s 12th studio album. And although I know I’ve heard of them before, I’m not sure I could tell you anything they’ve done. Continue reading

Advertisements

May Tomorrow be Sunny and Bright

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Chris was going to share his top 10 albums of 2018 one at a time, but (for reasons unexplained), he shared them all at once. Number 3 was Christine and the Queens’ Chris, so I decided to tackle number 2 this week and his number 1 next week. And I’ll probably do the other albums in subsequent weeks when nobody else shares anything. If you want to know all of his top 10 albums of last year, you can check out his blog here. In the meantime, here are my thoughts on

The Voidz – Virtue (2018)

This is the second offering from a side project (or perhaps just the next project) for Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. Continue reading

The Bunch of Golden Players

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Christine and the Queens – Chris (2018)

Friend Chris is jumping back in (at least on a limited basis) for the last few weeks of the year to share some of his favorite albums of this year.

This is the sophomore offering by French pop songstress Héloïse Letissier. She recorded the album in both French and English, so listen to whichever you please. Just be aware that the English version has one unique track, while the French version has two. Her goal was to break down gender barriers and stereotypes thematically. I don’t really know what that means yet. We’ll see at the end of if I feel like I noticed anything. Continue reading

I Play Along When I Hear that Favorite Song

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

This week I’m continuing my tour through musical children of famous artists, but first, here’s what Tim shared:

Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah (2006)

Tim described these guys as “a blend of old sound with new that just makes it sound fresh…. They just seem to pull from what worked in the past and make it sound modern.”

This is their second studio album. Continue reading

Painted Dreams Inside My Head

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

John Denver – Poems, Prayers and Promises (1971)

Maybe Tim was inspired by my Jakob Dylan share last week (or maybe my share this week), but here’s some more country folk rock for you.

This is Denver’s fourth album. Early on in his career, he used other writers, and did covers. Here you get some Beatles, solo McCartney and James Taylor covers. Continue reading

We are Master’s of Our Fate

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Two weeks ago, as way of introduction to Regina Spektor, I suggested my friends check out her cover of a John Lennon song. In that same vein, I present to you three of my favorite Beatles covers – and one remix. For your convenience, I’m sharing YouTube videos of all of these so you don’t have to look them up yourselves.

But first! David, one of my current coworkers, shared something with me.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me soundtrack (2017)

This is a two-person musical. She’s a musician who writes scores, including for video game designers who want everything to sound like John Williams. He’s an Antarctic explorer who’s recruiting people for an expedition … in 1914. And they meet on a dating site for people who don’t have many options left: Cupid’s Last Chance. The story is driven by the non-love-love story between the two characters. Continue reading

If We Listen to the Voices that were Silent for So Long

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

This week, I’m sharing some music from some current coworkers. Last week was employee appreciation week and (almost) all employees at my company (about 35,000 of us) got some Bluetooth headphones. Our CEO posted a five song playlist on his blog of things he’s been listening to and encouraged everyone else to do the same: Continue reading