I have been falling down on this lately which is too bad because there as many good young bands out there right now as I can ever remember. I’ve been listening to Fucked Up’s punk-rock opera David Comes To Life and, while Damian Abraham’s voice may not exactly be your cup of scream, the arrangements are hook heavy and anthemic, at times reminding me of a punky Explosions In The Sky and at other times (I swear to Jeebus) I heard echoes of the Byrds with wave after wave of guitar. From a punk standpoint ( a genre that is pretty much moribund and cliched these days), this is a grown-up milestone album.

Having said that. let’s get randomy:

Unbelievable – EmF
Saint-Saëns: Havanaise In E, Op. 83 – Yo-Yo Ma & Various Artists
Cottonseed – Drive-By Truckers
The Legendary Profile – Modern Jazz Quartet
Walk At Night – Cults
He Loves And She Loves – Audra McDonald
When The Lights Go Out – The Black Keys
Olympians – Fuck Buttons
You Sent Me Flying/Cherry – Amy Winehouse
I Got No – Operation Ivy
and #11 because we can’t count:
My Friend Marcus– Manchester Orchestra

David Comes To Life: The Documentary




Yeah. Like I would tell you....