Every week Apple Music makes a Friends Mix. Each week I will make off the cuff “reviews” of the songs in this list.
Way too much stuff I liked this week.
Replacements “Take Me Down to the Hospital” 3 weeks starting with the Replacements kicking it off. It’s Not Funny Anymore… Listened to it all.
Hüsker Dü “It’s Not Funny Anymore” Best song in the 3 weeks of doing this. Listened to it all.
Fugazi “Great Cop” Their first EP is their best. Listened to all of it.
Jawbox “Cooling Card” Better than Fugazi. Listened to all of it.
Seaweed “Card Tricks” “Spanaway” rules, yes I know this is off of “Four”. Ever been to Spanaway? Listen to the album instead, Listened to all of it.
Bob Mould “Black Confetti” Pastiche of himself painting by numbers. Skipped at :45 seconds.
Hard-Ons “Don’t Wanna See You Cry” When the Hard-Ons are on they are the best Pop-Punk band, they are on here. Listened to all of it then listened to the rest of “Love is a Battlefield of Broken Hearts”.
Wire “Mannequin” This surprised me at how normal of a pop/rock song this is, never noticed before. Listened to all of it.
Superchunk “ Black Thread” I haven’t paid attention to Superchunk since “Come Pick Me Up”. Wait they did a cover of “Mad World” by COC, I listened to all of that and skipped this at :35.
Man or Astroman “Destination Venus” If you can’t improve a song or put your own stamp on it don’t cover it. Made it to :45.
Lungfish “Invert the State” You’re testing my patience with 3 weeks of this band, maybe :22 seconds.
Cocteau Twins “Feet-like Fins” I just listened to this album, then “blam” here it is again. That’s Apple Music for you. Listened to all of it.
Smoking Popes “I Know You Love Me” This song is about Jesus, or a girl. No it’s about Jesus. Listened to all of it regardless.
Maritime “Don’t You Say No” I listen to my own bands too. Listened to it all as next thing I knew Bob Welch is bleating at me.
Bob Welch “Sentimental Lady” If this was “Ebony Eyes” I would have listened to it. Skipped once I realized it started.
David Bowie “Changes” I don’t know what to do with this except listen to it all.
Todd Rundgren “Hello It’s Me” Sometime in the ‘70s in the backseat of my moms car heading to Target. I probably bought a Black Sabbath tape. :41 then skip, what’s with the yacht rock this week?
The Pretty Things “She Says Good Morning” You’ve worn out your Beatles, Stones, and Kinks albums do yourself a favor and check this out. Listened to all of it.
The Third Bardo “I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time” When you’ve worn out the Pretty Things albums. Listened to all of it.
Pink Floyd “Lucifer Sam” If you played this for the vast percentage of Pink Floyd fans they’d have no idea who this is. Listened to all of it.
Painted Faces “Anxious Color” No wonder I’ve never heard of this. Skipped at 1:06.
The Litter “Sombody Help Me” Somebody went too far down the late 60’s psych hole. Skipped at :15.
Built to Spill “Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly” Off their best album, all downhill after this. All 6:15 of it.
The Decemberists “California One/Youth and Beauty Bridge” Apparently none of my Apple Music friends like Metal. This is bullshit. :03 of torture.
Red House Painters “Byrd Joel” Sour bastard bellowing about something. Fuck this guy. :20 to see if I could stand it.