@mayra Thanks for the shout out!
I was on the road with my friends this weekend. We travelled from Rochester, NY to New Haven, Hartford, and UConn in CT, then to NYC. The actual car ride might have been the best of times. Surrounded with great people, we were able to listen to a great variety of albums throughout the trip. Some of them we listened for the first time and others were classics we really enjoy, here is the list:
- Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer - of Montreal, 2007 (If you have scrolled through my posts you might find an obsession with this album, and its true, I cannot stop listening to it at the moment. I find amazing nuances every single time. I usually pay more attention to the music and melody as opposed to the content of the lyrics but after listening to this album so much I have been focusing on the lyrical virtuosity that Kevin Barnes has. I wonder every time I listen to it, how do f*ck does someone make an album so good. Favorite tracks: The Past is a Grotesque Animal, Gronlandic Edit )
- Lonerism - Tame Impala, 2012 (An album I really enjoy. I am a big fan of sound and atmosphere of Tame Impala. I like especially like his use of phasers in creating this sound.
- Psychic - Darkside, 2013 (Also an album I always enjoy listening to. I used to be more amazed from it than I was this time, but great under-100pbm beats. The special thing about this was that as the first song began to play and the distorted synth and guitar begin to climb up decibels, the moon was rising behind a dark hill, and the moon was the largest I have ever seen it, very red and powerful and so so close. It made the experience that much better)
- Syro - Aphex Twin, 2014 (A masterpiece in my opinion. However, I had barely paid any attention to previous work by RDJ and I am quite a nube in the genre so I was easily astonished by elements of the album that might be commonplace. Since I have been listening to this album rather frequently I was less dumbfounded by its rarity (for lack of a better word) and was able to realize RDJ is actually a human and think about how he actually made those sounds and complex beats)
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix - Disclosure, 2013 (A great party mix)
- Doggystyle - Snoop Dog, 1993 (the first time I listen to this album. I know very little when it comes to hip hop and haven't explored much. Sadly I had only really heard top 40 hip hop because of a lack of initiative to explore further, and I didn't like it. This album changed it for me, very feel good)
- You're Dead! - Flying Lotus, 2014 (Also the first time I listen to this and we listened to it twice on the trip. The first time through I just thought it was very choppy. I enjoy long songs, I enjoy very long songs, and these minute and a half tracks really startled me. I was getting into the groove and boom, it ended. The second time through I already new it was going to be this way so I wasn't caught off guard and was able to enjoy it much more. FlyLo is a very talented producer)
- Clouds - Apollo Brown, 2011 (I enjoyed it. Towards the end of it was when we were arriving to nyc at night and we were getting excited and pumped and it definitely wasn't the best tunes to have while trying to bounce up and down on the car seat)
- Building Nothing Out of Something - Modest Mouse, 2000 (One of my friends loves Modest Mouse and it has been an acquired taste for me. This time I appreciated Modest Mouse much more than I had before.)