Friday, July 21, 2017

Song of the Day: "DNA"

I'm giving Kendrick Lamar another chance. His DAMN album currently has the highest Metacritic composite score for new releases in 2017. He had the highest score for a new release in 2015 and #4 in 2012.

Still not feeling it.



Song: "DNA"
Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Song of the Day: "Get High"

Funnily enough I found this Tom Williams song shortly after listening to Keith Urban and was expecting something vaguely new country-ish.

I was not expecting something Radioheadish.



Song: "Get High"
Artist: Tom Williams

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Song of the Day: "The Fighter"

Previously on the Rebel Agenda we discussed my theory that country music is just popular music performed by just the white ones. Here we have Keith Urban and Carrier Underwood making my point for me.



Song: "The Fighter"
Artist: Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Song of the Day: "Something Good"

Instead of trying to be clever or even know WTF I'm talking about, I'll let a PR email take this one:

“Many of the songs on this record are speaking about friends of mine that have passed, but taught me a lot while they were here,” Austin-based songwriter, guitarist and record producer Stephen Doster explains of New Black Suit (Atticus Records, Aug. 25th), his second album after an 18-year release hiatus that ended in 2014 with the comeback album Arizona, which went on to be described as a “masterpiece” with “one charmed melody after another” by the Austin Chronicle.



Song: "Something Good"
Artist: Stephen Doster

Monday, July 17, 2017

Song of the Day: "What's That Perfume That You Wear?"

Have no idea about the pic, but it looks like they're having fun

Jens Lekman's return to the blog isn't just a song of the day; it might be the song of the summer. It takes nearly a minute to transform into the Technicolor Euro-conga song we all need right now, but when it does you'll wish you'd ordered the Mai Tai.



Song: "What's That Perfume That You Wear?"
Artist: Jens Lekman

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Song of the Day: "I Don't Ever Wanna Leave California"

Time will tell if Allison Crutchfield's distinctive vocals endure my esteem. Will she be a new Martha Wainwright or Jane Siberry or Neko Case? Or just another whatshername, you know, the one who sings those songs... forgettable.



Song: "I Don't Ever Wanna Leave California"
Artist: Allison Crutchfield