Black Lab “Anything”
There isn’t anything worse in music than just generic rock bullshit. Now I’m not gonna sit here and say that Black Lab falls into that category (because frankly, I’ve got no idea who they are) but with this song, they sure are close. The singer has a kind of cool voice and I dig the drums during the chorus, but the true test is to see if I remember this tomorrow. If I do (which I’m sure I won’t) I’ll make sure to check out the rest of the record just in case it’s not a complete turd.
Ghostface Killah “The Grain”
I love me some Ghostface Killah (and by extension, Wu-Tang as a whole.) What I don’t love is the absolute quantity of material these dudes put out. Look, it’s one thing if an artist is prolific and releases an album a year, but it’s a whole other story when it’s 9 different dudes and includes side projects, solo records, soundtracks etc. That’s not to say that I don’t really enjoy this track, because I do. But after awhile, it all begins to sound the same thanks to the RZA producing everything under the sun for them. Seriously guys, make people wait for your albums a bit. It’ll make it more exciting to finally hear ’em.
David Bowie “I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday”
So here’s the thing. Bowie is great. Everyone knows that. I don’t need to sit here and tell you how awesome he is, cause if you have ears and a pulse, you probably like Bowie. This song kind of sucks though. It sounds like a shitty version of Depeche Mode’s “Condemnation” and that’s really just because of the choir. I guess I don’t really like choir’s in rock music. And the cheesy guitar solo halfway through. That was a pretty epic slice of cock rock garbage. Oh well. I guess even Bowie shits the bed sometimes.
Brian Head Welch “Shake”
I remember when Head left Korn right after he found Jesus and started doing all sorts of crazy shit like writing a song to 50 Cent and all sorts of other religious nonsense. When his first solo album came out, I was hesitant to say the least. But honestly, this album was pretty good, aside from some of the overtly religious lyrics. But I just like to pretend he’s talking about something else. Also, when you hear this album, it’s easy to hear how much influence he had on Korn. Good thing he’s goin back to them this year.
Mute Math “Obsolete”
I really fell in love with this band a few years back, not because of any music on this album, but because of their live show. It was easily the most energetic and exciting goddamn show I’ve ever been to. The singer was running around the stage and doing handstands on his piano the whole time and the drummer came out and promptly duct taped his monitor to his head. Fuckin guy was headbanging the whole time like he was playing for Slayer or something. Sadly, I’ve kinda lost touch with their new work so I don’t really know what that’s like, but if you ever want to see an incredible show, check them out.
WINNER OF THE WEEK: Mute Math for sure. The song is awesome and brings back some great memories of seeing them live
TURKEY OF THE WEEK: It feels sacrilegious to write this, but its gotta be the Bowie track. I just can’t get behind that gospel rock shit.
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