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Unknown Artist "The Lost You"
I have no idea what this is. SA (aka Jerkwater Johnson) sent this to me over the weekend, telling me I should put it up today. He refuses to tell me who made it, and has also declined to write about it himself. I don’t have much to say, really, other than that it sounds like it might be Hood
, or maybe the Notwist
. The first few seconds make me think of Phoenix
, but I don’t think it’s them. I can’t tell if that dramatic skip at the :35 second mark is a part of the song’s intentional glitchiness, or if it’s due to a problem with the file I was sent. Either way, I’m not too keen on it. The song itself is alright. It’s from a world in which Radiohead
decided to make something worthwhile instead of trying to impress people with their obtuseness. The Descendents "Nothing With You"
And here’s another one from Hillary
, this time something called “Nothing With You”
, by the Descendents
. Although I’m not really a fan of it, at all (I’ve already deleted it from my hard drive, for inst), I can appreciate her comments
, as published in the Flagpole
. My wife and I can definitely relate to Milo’s modest goals, and he does seem serious enough about his love. Musically, though, the song offers nothing, as it’s just another iteration of an inherently obnoxious subgenre that probably should have died shortly after birth. Jah Division "Dub Disorder"
And finally, a song from me. Jah Division
’s four-song ep on Social Registry
is a fine record that struggles to transcend its gimmick. Side A is a let-down, but the flip, with “Dub Disorder”
and “Dub Will Tear Us Apart Again”
, redeems the whole thing. Both songs retain the originals’ indelible melodies and basslines without devolving into soggy, jumbled messes. Of the two, “Disorder” is probably the stand-out.