My review of recent "Obscure Albums" post so far. Part 1
This was a popular thread and glad it occurred as I'm always seeking to hear new music and I am unfamiliar with a lot of the suggestions. Thanks @1111art! Instead of spending a day trying to tweak I spent a couple of days listening to the suggestions. Mind you these were brief for the most part as there's a lot of material to cover. This post could address the hot topic of which is better, digital or analog as well. Vinyl adherents have their reasons I know but for anyone to have been able to expose themselves to all of these suggestions vinyl only would have been hard pressed. Did you see what I did there? There were few suggestions that didn't have some representation on Qobuz. My reviews of course are just my impressions based on my taste and thankfully we are not all the same so if I diss on something you like it's not personal so don't take it as such! There have been a few omissions but it's pretty comprehensive and I will employ brevity in my descriptors.
Wishbone Ash-decent. Bonny Light Horsemen- not my lane but pleasant. Captain Beefheart- I can live with it. Barbara Keith- great female rock voice, now with the Stone Coyotes. Blodwyn Pig- right up my alley. Last Forever- When she sang Go to Sleep, I did. Hank Dogs- a little too Lillith Fair for me. Zappa- What can you say? An acquired taste for sure. Eric Quincy Tate- would be a great live show. Dr. John- with exceptions enjoyable-Clapton-ish. Crawler- I like it! Midlake- maybe. Can- Decent. Ursa Major- too screamy. Talulah Gosh- Too squishy. Liquid Soul- I'll stick to solids. Van Dyck Parks- not on Qobuz. Pere Ubu- pretty punk. John Klemmer- if you are into Kenny G. Angel- Pretty pop but okay. Ass Ponys- Electronic rock. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, music good, vocals iffy. Crack the Sky- Good music but not life altering. Eland- not on Qobuz. Aldi Meola- well recorded but a little sleepy for me. The Essence- very 80's. Infected Mushrooms- not my norm but had to grin, best album covers ever. Keef Hartley- right up my alley, nice groove. Tony Mottola- Pretty good, laid back. Porangui- Liked this a lot, really shined, put subs to test. Mannheim Steamroller-Yellowstone, tossed into Grand Canyon. United Future Organization- nice Latin vibes. Felix LaBand- will have to explore some more but he may be mentally disturbed. Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corp- Hard pass. Joanne Vent- Not on Qobuz. Batdorf and Rodney- England Dan meets CSN. Knopfler-Privateering- couldn't find. Dawg and T- can do. Willy Porter- take it or leave it. Moondog- you are right mahgistar- minimal music. Kevin Ayers- Aunt Rose liked it. Top Drawer- can't find. Magazine- poor man's REM. Gene Clark- could dance to it. Soft Machine- Hm...pass. Babe Ruth- Surprisingly good, very much like!
I'll post more observations soon if this get's any traction.