Monday, October 30, 2017

Monthly Roundup-October 2017

Here are the highly recommended albums from the Month of October in this our horribly weird year of 2017! ENJOY! Also be sure to check out the spotify list associated with this list, just search for "speedglueandmusic" on spotify and there we are!

Highlights of the highlights!

Great sophomore album from Benjamin Clementine where he brings the weirdness to new heights and succeeds greatly for doing so.

An amazing country outing for Whitney Rose, bringing traditional country sounds back in a big way.

Melkbelly come at us with a beast of a noise indie pop album. Highly recommended!

Two classic entertainers surprise the hell out of me. Dolly Parton releases a ridiculously interesting and playful children's album and Robert Plant releases a great collection of songs as well. Very dark and moody.

The Bell Witch deliver an hour long exhausting yet rewarding beast of a 1 track album. Goes through many movements and phrases over the course of the hour, crushing everything in it's path.

Margo Price just keeps getting better and better and her new album proves that fact!

Baxter Dury finally reaches the level of his dad's 70s output with a crazy album of his own.

And finally...Curtis Harding releases one of the best soul albums in recent memory, probably the best soul/funk album since the last D'Angelo album.

Oct 6th:

Bunny-Self Titled(Tin Angel)

Genre: Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop

Benjamin Clementine-I Tell A Fly(Behind)

Genre: Art Pop, Progressive Pop, Baroque Pop, Expressionism, Chamber Jazz

JD McPherson-Undivided Heart & Soul(New West)

Genre: Rockabilly, Rock N Roll

Mister Heavenly-Boxing The Moonlight(Polyvinyl)

Genre: Indie Rock

My Sad Captains-Sun Bridge(Bella Union)

Genre: Dream Pop, Indie Pop

Whitney Rose-Rule 62(Six Shooter)

Genre: Americana, Country

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith-The Kid(Western Vinyl)

Genre: Art Pop, Neo Psychedelia, Progressive Electronic, Ambient Pop

Weaves-Wide Open(Kanine)

Genre: Indie Rock

The World-First World Record(Upset The Rhythm)

Genre: Post-Punk

Oct 13th:

Courtney Barnett And Kurt Weil-Lotta Sea Lice(Matador/Marathon Artists/Milk!)

Genre: Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Alt-Country

The Front Bottoms-Going Grey(Fueled By Ramen)

Genre: Emo-Pop, Power Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Pop Punk

King Khan-King Khan's Murder Burgers(Ernest Jenning Record Co./Khannibalism)

Genre: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

King Krule-The Ooz(XL)

Genre: Art Rock, Trip Hop, Jazz Rock, Post-Punk, Nu Jazz, Alternative R&B, Ambient Dub

Melkbelly-Nothing Valley(Wax Nine)

Genre: Noise Rock, Indie Rock

Dolly Parton-I Believe In You(Sony)

Genre: Children's Music, Country Pop

The Plan-Nervous Energy(Southend)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock

Robert Plant-Carry Fire(Nonesuch)

Genre: Folk Rock, Raga Rock

St. Vincent-Masseduction(Loma Vista)

Genre: Art Pop, Synth Pop, Alternative Dance, Noise Pop, Progressive Pop

Wu Tang Clan-The Saga Continues(eOne)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop

October 20th:

Jaye Bartell-In The Time Of Trouble A Wild Exultation(Sinderlyn)

Genre: Indie Pop

Bell Witch-Mirror Reaper(Profound Lore)

Genre: Funeral Doom Metal, Slowcore

Bully-Losing(Sub Pop)

Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock

Colleen-A Flame My Love, A Frequency(Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Ambient Pop, Art Pop, Ambient

Elizabeth & The Catapult-Keepsake(Compass)

Genre: Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter

Lee Gamble-Mnestic Pressure(Hyperdub)

Genre: IDM, Ambient Techno, Breakcore, Industrial Techno

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band-Adios Senor Pussycat(Violette)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Jangle Pop, Folk Rock

Odonis Odonis-No Pop(Felte)

Genre: Darkwave, Noise Rock

Margo Price-All American Made(Third Man)

Genre: Contemporary Country, Americana, Honky Tonk

Saicobab-Sab Se Purani Bab(Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Experimental, Art Pop, Carnatic Classical Music, Raga Rock, Neo Psychedelia

Oct 27th:

Battleme-Cult Psychotica(El Camino/Warner Music)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock

Baxter Dury-Prince Of Tears(PIAS)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Synthrock, Baroque Pop

Curtis Harding-Face Your Fear(Anti-)

Genre: Soul

Daniel Luppi and Parquet Courts-Milano(30th Century/Columbia)

Genre: Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Art Punk


Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop

John Maus-Screen Memories(Ribbon)

Genre: Hypnagogic Pop, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Minimal Synth

Darlene Shrugg-Self Titled(Upset The Rhythm)

Genre: Rock N Roll, Progressive Rock, Indie Rock

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Best Albums Of 2016(Revisited)

Hello and welcome to Speed Glue and Music's best albums of 2016 compiled by Destroy the Scene. Below are my top 40 favorite albums of 2016.

This is the revisited list. I have gone back and removed albums I didn't really listen to a year later and added some that became better over time to my ears. Below are the additions and the subtractions.


Aaron Lee Tasjan-Silver Tears, Renaldo And The Loaf-Gurdy Hurding, The Caretaker-Everywhere At The End Of Time, Swain-The Long Dark Blue, Mary Halvorson Quintet-Away With You, Yak-Alas, Salvation, Deakin-Sleep Cycle, Scott Hirsch-Blue Rider Songs, Radian-On Dark Silent Off, De Staat-O


Margo Price-Midwest Farmer's Daughter, A Tribe Called Quest-We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service, Ash Koosha-I AKA I, The Body-No One Deserves Happiness, Iggy Pop-Post Pop Depression, YG-Still Brazy, Adult Jazz, Earrings Off!, The Avalanches-Wildflower, Arca-Entranas, Heron Oblivian-Self Titled, Noname-Telefone

Take note that I have not written anything about these albums. The reason for this is that I have come to the conclusion that my personal experiences with these albums mean nothing to the general public, therefore, I have chosen to not include any personal anecdotes about these albums. I have provided genre descriptors below to give you an idea of what kind of music these artists make. I want you to listen to these albums devoid of my opinion. You should form your own opinion. On that note, many of you will hate some of these albums, many of you will love some of these albums. I want this list to be used as a tool for you to find out what YOU like, not to necessarily fall in line with what I like. I have provided a playlist of some of my favorite tracks from each of these albums for your convenience below. So fire up those streaming programs, open up the itunes store(if you have the cash) buy these online or head to your local record store if you like what you hear! Hopefully you will find an album you can call a favorite for years to come!

-Sincerely, Sean Taylor (Destroy The Scene)

P.S.: As always we would love to hear from you so please leave some comments or feedback below in the comments section!

1. Kyle Craft-Dolls Of Highland (Sub Pop)

Genre: Glam Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Americana

2. Romare-Love Songs Part 2 (Ninja Tune)

Genre: Future House, UK Bass

3. Car Seat Headrest-Teens Of Denial (Matador)

Genre: Indie Rock, Power Pop

4. The Drones-Feelin Kinda Free (Tropical Fuck Storm)

Genre: Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Punk, Noise Rock, Punk Blues

5. Danny Brown-Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)

Genre: Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop

6. Jonny Fritz-Sweet Creep (ATO)

Genre: Country Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter

7. Lemon Twigs-Do Hollywood (4AD)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Glam Rock

8. Nice As Fuck-Self Titled (Loves Way)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, LO-FI, Post-Punk

9. Guts Club-Shit Bug (Moderate Fidelity)

Genre: Indie Folk

10. Devendra Banhart-Ape In Pink Marble (Nonesuch)

Genre: Indie Folk, Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter

11. Mitski-Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)

Genre: Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Dream Pop, Art Pop

12. Angel Du$t-Rock The Fuck On Forever (Pop Wig)

Genre: Melodic Hardcore, Pop Punk, Surf Rock

13. Whitney-Light Upon The Lake (Secretly Canadian)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alt-Country

14. Sam Coomes-Bugger Me (Domino)

Genre: Organ Music, Indie Pop, Post-Punk

15. Pup-The Dream Is Over (SideOneDummy)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Pop Punk

16. St. Lenox-Ten Hymns From My American Gothic (Anyway)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indietronica, Singer/Songwriter

17. DJWWWWW-Arigato (Orange Milk)

Genre: Plunderphonics, Electronic, Sound Collage, IDM, Glitch

18. G.L.O.S.S.-Trans Day Of Revenge (Sabotage/Total Negativity/Nervous Nelly)

Genre: Hardcore Punk, Queercore, D-Beat, Anarcho-Punk

19. Anna Meredith-Varmints (Moshi Moshi)

Genre: Art Pop, Progressive Electronic, Post-Minimalism, Modern Classical

20. Sturgill Simpson-A Sailor's Guide To Earth (Atlantic)

Genre: Alt-Country, Country Soul, Southern Soul, Outlaw Country

21. Surgical Meth Machine-Self Titled (Nuclear Blast)

Genre: Industrial Metal, Synth Punk, Digital Harcore, Electro-Industrial

22. Aaron Lee Tasjan-Silver Tears (New West)

Genre: Americana, Alt-Country

23. Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam-I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (Glassnote)

Genre: Chamber Pop, Indie Rock, Doo-Wop, Traditional Pop

24. DVA[HI:Emotions]-NOTU_URONLINEU (Hyperdub)

Genre: UK Bass, Progressive Electronic, Vaporwave, IDM, Glitch, Post-Industrial

25. Renaldo And The Loaf-Gurdy Hurding(Klanggalerie)

Genre: Zolo, Avant-Folk, Minimal Wave

26. Conor Oberst-Ruminations (Nonesuch)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Piano Music

27. Frankie Cosmos-The Next Thing (Bayonet)

Genre: Twee Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter

28. Swet Shop Boys-Cashmere (Customs)

Genre: Conscious Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop

29. The Caretaker-Everywhere At The End Of Time (History Always Favours The Winners)

Genre: Turntable Music, Ambient, British Dance Band

30. Parquet Courts-Human Performance (Rough Trade)

Genre: Indie Rock, Art Punk, Post-Punk, Garage Rock

31. Demdike Stare-Wonderland (Modern Love)

Genre: Dub Techno, Jungle, Industrial Techno, Ambient Dub

32. Swain-The Long Dark Blue(End Hits)

Genre: Grunge, Hardcore Punk, Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore

33. Mary Halvorson Octet-Away With You (Firehouse 12)

Genre: Avant Garde Jazz

34. Yak-Alas Salvation (Octopus)

Genre: Garage Rock Revival, Noise Rock, Garage Punk, Punk Blues

35. Deakin-Sleep Cycle (My Animal Home)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Ambient Pop, Psychedelic Folk

36. Scott Hirsch-Blue Rider Songs (Scissor Tail)

Genre: Electronic, Country

37. Radian-On Dark Silent Off (Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Glitch, Post-Rock

38. De Staat-O (Caroline Benelux)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Garage Rock, Synthpop

38. Thao And The Get Down Stay Down-A Man Alive (Ribbon)

Genre: Indie Pop, Art Pop, Progressive Pop

39. Weaves-Self titled (Kanine)

Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival

40. Noura Mint Seymali-Arbina (Glitterbeat)

Genre: Moorish Music