me: hm maybe I'll do that thing @dirt sugged where I don't listen to music by men for the month of april
me, immediately upon waking up on april first:
in the spirit of listening to more music by women, I am going to recommend sofia kourtesis' self-titled EP, which is some fantastic house music and has become a staple of my work music rotation: https://open.spotify.com/album/6xgwDjQ5Z1oXMVQIoRMnqY?si=j1Q9J4H0T2mxdLuYWDFnXg
another album reccommendation for another day of listening to no music by men: "After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house" by Nivhek, aka Grouper, aka Liz Harris. (I'll probably also recommend a grouper album at some point this month t b h). this is a truly incredible ambient album. if you have any fondness for brian eno or aphex twin, or if you like, have ears, you owe it to yourself to listen to this.
day 3! we listened to this one last night duing the Baba Is Jazz section of the stream, it's Alice Coltrane's Journey in Satchidananda! Alice Coltrane is just extremely good, this album rules, it's got pharoah sanders on it, who is also extremely good. https://open.spotify.com/album/6zV55F6W8kh1qe8LHhqRbz?si=24FhihuPQN6I8RiFgCnkHA
day! 4! i'm sick of this chill shit let's scream really loud!! sleater-kinney is one of my favorite bands and one beat is maybe my favorite album by them!! listen to it!! https://open.spotify.com/album/0AfiIT0sVxjuH3hzjluSTp?si=AQ6tHUgRT8aCI6X7102DOg
day 5! today i'm gonna recommend laura stevenson's fantastic latest album, The Big Freeze: https://open.spotify.com/album/6RCWY9YDPjHBFJ6JvZnFmg?si=Y7NTH2sqRv6anYKLHSe2wQ!
laura stevenson is great! I first heard her because she opened for jeff rosenstock at a show i went to and i immediately fell in love. if you won't listen to me, at the very least listen to jeff:
day 6! today's recommendation is "lush" by snail mail: https://open.spotify.com/album/2e48GqjEwCi87gQJanb1bf?si=HKi3HaV2SMKMmUtawFsWVA
honestly, i like this whole album, but "pristine" is the kind of song that's so good you could just stop writing songs after making it.
day 7! i almost forgot to do one today. you should listen to room 25 by noname! i challenge you to find chiller, funkier raps on god's green earth. it can't be done!
as one might have guessed by the fact that i was posting about cloudbusting earlier (cloudbustposting?), day 8's recommendation is HOUNDS OF LOVE by KATE BUSH!!
i am probably preaching extremely to the choir here but kate bush rules and hounds of love rules and i have listened to basically nothing but cloudbusting on repeat today
i forgot to do one of these yesterday so here's two!
#1: QUALM by HELENA HAUFF: https://open.spotify.com/album/2hYmcjIinZoVCog5sP4k0H?si=UuEHYhteSqSRYWMnfQLP6Q
since i was asking for house+techno by women earlier, i figured i'd contribute some excellent noisy, lo-fi, loud techno.
#2: SOFT SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET by JAPANESE BREAKFAST: https://open.spotify.com/album/6AOaqWipm2Zk0oBp0uUey2?si=oWo1HKILSnSv_NOsVZjPCg
i got to see japanese breakfast in january and it was absolutely fantastic. really, really great indie pop in a variety of different styles.
DAY 11! today's album recommendation is DUST by LAUREL HALO: https://open.spotify.com/album/1hLcoVrolf5uh2coXHf01M?si=w7t1gII6SJabZnouPQrofw
this album is weird as hell. it sounds like if someone made cubist deep house. i absolutely love it.
day 12! today's recommend is ROSE GOLD by KITTY: https://open.spotify.com/album/3jLrBV8THk01u5onUGx2hr?si=BbyOF54dRoOrfWJ_XnKu1Q
this album just came out a few days ago and reminded me of kitty, who is great and i had completely forgotten about! which is a shame!
day 14! it's been really warm out today, so i'm going to recommend one of my favorite summer bands, 7 by BEACH HOUSE: https://open.spotify.com/album/4qftBBO7pnYlek3mRENIvM?si=vtymgLZeSVON41xfsGQ2Cg
i really, really love beach house and 7 is maybe my favorite album by them. lush, gorgeous, engrossing dream pop. give them a listen.
day 15!!! halfway there babey!! today's recommendation is SILVER HAZE by AYE NAKO: https://open.spotify.com/album/0JOi9B1YXxIg5DcU5YbK5v?si=sYxFQbS7SrCojBErI-v10A
this album completely whips ass and is very loud and queer as hell and it rules. if you, like, me love superchunk and dinosaur jr and other such loud guitar noise, listen to this it will make your ears happy and your day better.
day! 16! here's my favorite new discovery i've made doing this exercise: KELLY LEE OWENS SELF-TITLED LP: https://open.spotify.com/album/3Zx14dyUjtZcEas89nZZfn?si=RgZeS598QVSgqvhXOqkCYQ
fantastic ambient house/techno. gorgeous lush soundscapes and highly danceable rhythms. strong recommend.
ah fuck! day 18! i forgot to do one last night! (sort of a lie i thought about it but was too tired) so here's two! it's a double crutchfield special with INTROVERTED ROMANCE IN OUR TROUBLED MINDS by P.S. ELIOT: https://open.spotify.com/album/3jDGuEfz73aaZ3y6Wth28J?si=3J-MZkSbSo-PDAEiTGE-AQ
and AMERICAN WEEKEND by WAXAHATCHEE: https://open.spotify.com/album/15TcsGgKqhrrAaGCarVdwV?si=asYL7akjT0C-wGzkfV3fZw
p.s. eliot is a band featuring allison and katie crutchfield; katie would later go on to record under the name waxahatchee and allison started the band swearin'. it's all very good stuff.
ok i have not been keeping up with this thread at all so i'm going to do a bunch of these at once
#19: CALCULATED by HEAVENS TO BETSY: https://open.spotify.com/album/2fCi2KZKE4KzOiRGWdDcl1?si=8BQyAAdDTH-DKN74NNki-w
this is the band corin tucker was in before sleater-kinney. this album is pretty good but even if you don't listen to the whole thing please listen to "complicated" (which was in the end credits of gone home) because it fucking rules
#20: DRAGGING A DEAD DEER UP A HILL by GROUPER: https://open.spotify.com/album/0r1ffFQRFvtthTdLV2ZPWL?si=lH9PXxHWQq2M4S_BsOxEdQ
i promised you a grouper album when i recommended her other project, nivhek, and here it is! this album is gorgeous, and relatively more conventional than "after its own death / walking in a spiral towards the house", so if that was too weird for you check this out.
#21: BLOOM by BEACH HOUSE: https://open.spotify.com/album/1UYkwtjbjdLlHc4bdnkvdO?si=wZpAokWcRN2WK2uwqufibA
yeah i'm hitting another beach house album but
1. they're really good
2. when i recommended "7" i said it might be my favorite beach house album and i need to set the record straight because i had not listened to bloom for a while when i said that and god damn bloom is so fucking good
#22: ~~~ by ANA ROXANNE: https://open.spotify.com/album/32FTNlHVhH3IFCWdZCSOKu?si=NbG--LB5SLi9nMAqcqGwUA
this album is the most relaxing twenty seven minutes i have ever experienced
finally, #23: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? by BILLIE EILISH: https://open.spotify.com/album/0S0KGZnfBGSIssfF54WSJh?si=UF41W36xT-Gsd8sDcqq-hw
like most pop albums a lot of the tracks on here are kinda forgettable but even those are pretty good, and the ones that aren't (bad guy, bury a friend) are extremely good. billie eilish gives me the a simliar feeling now to what lorde did in 2013 and she went on to make melodrama which completely owns so i have high hopes
(worth noting that when i say most pop albums are kinda forgettable, that's not necessarily a dump; pop music is a singles genre that's historically had albums because that's how music was distributed and now uses them to create monolithic Events to get people to pay attention, which yknow, the hustle is real, do what you gotta do)
DAY 24: LP1 by FKA TWIGS: https://open.spotify.com/album/5VqGGKeWpIBRFh4M4XmqDK?si=9Qf-tjmwSp6rGQh7BTbfUQ
honestly it's embarrassing it's taken me this long to recommend fka twigs. she's absolutely incredible. her music is almost indescribable, and unlike anything else i've ever heard. she just put out a new single today too after not releasing anything since 2015 so hopefully we are walking into a new glorious era of fka twigs.
DAY 25: PRECIOUS SYSTEMS by MJ GUIDER: https://open.spotify.com/album/213smvj8wxUTrUkLn8z0NP?si=RMW3uFdbQFumW4JKnsx6XA // https://mjguider.bandcamp.com/album/precious-systems
what you need for good music:
- a bass guitar
- a drum machine
- as much reverb as you can possibly create
DAY 26: SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK, AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT by COURTNEY BARNETT: https://open.spotify.com/album/6PosCDToF5fOdEjTI5PsDX?si=qj_BrPtgRGi8M45QanZ4tQ // https://courtneybarnett.bandcamp.com/album/sometimes-i-sit-and-think-and-sometimes-i-just-sit
it's apparently the day when all the lesbians shed their chitinous hides and scream from the trees so here's some very good fun laid back indie rock from courtney barnett, noted lesbian
DAY 27: CLEAN by SOCCER MOMMY https://open.spotify.com/album/36NLDBi2kX7XRHnyLzLOS8?si=zXAgj8v2S8KL-6hItLbmgw // https://sopharela.bandcamp.com/album/clean
god what an awful stage name. just atrocious. 2/10. i didn't like this album when i first listened to it and only went back to it this month and i attribute that entirely to how bad this stage name is. fortunately the album is very good.
DAY 28: CRAZY FOR YOU by BEST COAST https://open.spotify.com/album/2lLjGAmDHjCNiydZ4Yp8bT?si=wg6C5yD-TlS4YtJBV2CDbg // https://bestcoast.bandcamp.com/album/crazy-for-you
it's been nearly a decade since this album came out (holy shit) and i still cannot decide if i like it or not. i keep listening to it, though, so i probably like it.
DAY 29: ONE ON ONE by MIRA CALIX: https://open.spotify.com/album/3ovF1MA8lcK40TCRzlBMG6?si=MfczOOhaQyexKuzTRonI-w
this album is wild as hell and extremely underappreciated in the warp records catalogue imo. if weird glitchy sound collage ambient noise is up your alley (and i suspect it is), give this a listen.
DAY 30: the final day!! i tried to pick something big to end on, but i left out so many great albums that i figured i'd recommend a bunch to close out this month!
#1: A SEAT AT THE TABLE by SOLANGE: https://open.spotify.com/album/3Yko2SxDk4hc6fncIBQlcM?si=e1VUKRF3QfesCLLohIrk1A
#2: INVASION OF PRIVACY by CARDI B: https://open.spotify.com/album/4KdtEKjY3Gi0mKiSdy96ML?si=zVJM6PoITZ-sSDzHkXiL3w
#3 NEXT THING by FRANKIE COSMOS: https://open.spotify.com/album/7mTf6AXzDt1q7Iy4Vig1U5?si=EJdIatpDQK-8FCSHwGG38g // https://ingridsuperstar.bandcamp.com/album/next-thing
#4: MELODRAMA by LORDE: https://open.spotify.com/album/2B87zXm9bOWvAJdkJBTpzF?si=5ppnxuMhTi2gLOK-2u62Yw
#5 AUTOCLAVE SELF-TITLED: https://open.spotify.com/album/3VbvHH1B9rU3Lyfv3uOolg?si=musIV_PuSruJ9gyprHrbsA
#6 YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE by CARLA DEL FORNO: https://open.spotify.com/album/1AqrLRebYbBhYespdAjfht?si=pPUW8ZU1R_GFl2PTuL94MQ
#7 THE MAGIC CITY by HELIUM: https://open.spotify.com/album/5ZcpjhmeKnRTsVyGKtHGP0?si=r75q_OtaTHeZDTbggMJ7tQ
#8 THE KID by KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH: https://open.spotify.com/album/0tkPzRqTyqB8h8ZLfZ0m9k?si=gV_U0QNERi2_7DyZXrO7NQ
#9 IF U WANT IT by 박혜진: https://open.spotify.com/album/3X4dqVdCKZJQneZ6Nn8IDr?si=0Bq7j299Sr28J-zDfRgEkQ
#10 HINTERLAND by LONELADY: https://open.spotify.com/album/1hWXJpz2XmBdgW6t4aNcjJ?si=Jj_s7NFJTmiYOcqy3c2gFgQ
@prophet_goddess oh fuck this is really good already
@prophet_goddess god DAMN this is good.
@dankwraith i fuckin know right!! i cannot believe everyone is not hollering from the rooftops at all times about how great this album is!!
@prophet_goddess i got to the part with the thumb piano and lost my shit
@prophet_goddess this is exactly the kind of music I need today, thank you
@prophet_goddess somebody on here said that Billie Eilish is Lorde but with a evil vibe and that's what I feel from this album too
@prophet_goddess how have i not seen more of these posts!? i'm so vain?