Saturday, November 12, 2016
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #548
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #548.179!
Night Ranger – Hole In The Sun
(VH1 Classic) :: This one starts out sounding like a Gary Numan album from 1979—but don’t worry, Kyoto, ’cause
it doesn’t take long for the proceedings to kick into the kind of stereophonic dual-guitar speed-freak flights of fret-finaglin’
fancy that, as much as I hate to admit it, is the very epitome of classic rock incarnate. ¡Mucho recomendado!
Great Outdoors – Spring (DDG) :: This three-track EP evokes folksy blues in a simple
Beggar’s Banquet slide style that’s sincere enough to make me want to hear a full-length album—and
I hate folksy blues almost as much as I hate ballads.
– The Contradictor (Jericho Beach) :: Unlike other Billie Holiday wannabes, this is what a real soulstress
sounds like. Ndidi’s brass-backed album bubbles with sharp-edged passion and smooth sensual singing that puts everyone
else to shame shame shame.
Matthew Sweet – Sunshine Lies
(Shout! Factory) :: Beginning with the ballsy backwardelic intro, this fuzzy Nazz-fueled album is pure pop incarnate, the
likes of which you haven’t heard since the heady heyday of the ’60s and ’70s. If you’re in the market
for a very cool aural amalgamation of Todd Rundgren, Brian Wilson, and Badfinger, then step right up ’cause this is
one of the best pop albums you’ll hear so far—and it’s so good.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: The Browns – The Complete Hits (Collectors’ Choice) :: Lissen,
bub, any country song from 1963 called “Looking Back To See” that contains the rhymin’ line: “And
the way that she was stacked, I wished I had a Cadillac” deserves to be stashed in your overendowed record rack, alright?