Wharton Rob gets credit for introducing me to Damien Jurado back in the day (possibly 1994 oh shit, I was already in Portland when Water Ave. S came out in 1997). I'm still giving Rob credit even if the time line is dubious.
Which brings us to The Horizon Just Laughed, his 17th album in 21 years. That's a lot. Anyone can be forgiven for not knowing all 17 really well.
Holy shit this is a great song. How did this not make more year-end lists for 2017 (it was released in October last year, but it is going on my singles list for 2018, pretty much can guarantee that).
Cam's Wikipedia entry says she's written music for Miley Cyrus, and can I request the two of them do an album together? They would sing the shit out of some Dixie Chicks/Fleetwood Mac/Indigo Girls/Simon & Garfunkel covers.
Kendrick Lamar curated the soundtrack to Black Panther, and it stands as one more aspect of the project's success (critical praise? check; massive box office? check; a part of the zeitgeist? check; hit soundtrack? check).
It's really kinda weird they didn't make the movie sooner. Like much, much sooner.
Also Kendrick Lamar isn't doing too badly for himself. Sure, his last 2 albums received the highest Metacritic scores for their respective years (2015's To Pimp a Butterfly with a Metacritic score of 96 and 2017's DAMN with a 95) but lost the Grammy for Album of the Year to Adele (Metacritic score of 75) and Bruno Mars (Metacritic score of 70), respectively. But he's at least won one Grammy (take that, Liza), and the Pulitzer Prize has him looking toward PEGOT. Of course he needs to win EOT...