Sunday, September 1, 2013

Corey's August Music Round-Up

[Depending on how you want to look at it, I'm right on time or a day late with this. I don't really care either way.]

 With a great deal of regret, I must announce that this month really got away from me. I did some listening, but I hardly kept up with music this month like I typically do. It's been a crazy month and I've been working long hours and spending little time by myself. So I didn't get to do a rundown of a lot of albums this month, but there were some gems that came out. Unfortunately, most of them were albums which were already out that I was just catching up on, like the featured album above, Mariam the Believer's Blood Donation.

Mariam the Believer – Blood Donation (B; 8.0)
The Mars Volta – Unreleased Tracks (B; 8.0)

Title Fight / Touche Amore – Split (B; 7.9)
Grant Hart – The Argument (B; 7.7)
Modern Life is War – Fever Hunting (B; 7.6)
Twitching Tongues – In Love There Is No Law (B-; 7.2)
Nobody – Vivid Green (B-; 7.1)
Author & Punisher – Women & Children (B-; 7.0)
Boyfrndz – Natures (B-; 7.0)
Various Artists – The Keynote Speaker Sampler (B-; 7.0)
David Yow – Tonight You Look Like a Spider (C+; 6.9)
Mountains for Clouds – Maybe It's Already Everywhere (C; 6.5)
Transient – Transient (C; 6.5)
Zorch – Zzoorrcchh (C-; 6.4)
Rabbits / Årabrot – Split (C; 6.0)
Ghoul – Intermediate Level Hard-Core (C-; 5.2)

Recommended Tracks
Arctic Monkeys - “Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?”
Author & Punisher - “Tame as a Lion”
Balance and Composure - “Tiny Raindrop”
Black Flag - “Wallow in Despair”
Boyfrndz - “Take the Arm”
Captain Murphy featuring Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt, and Thundercat - “Between Villains”
Corrections House - “Run Through the Night”
Crystal Stilts - “Future Folklore”
Danzig and Cherie Currie - “Some Velvet Morning”
Flaamingos - “She's Never Satisfied”
Grant Hart - “It Isn't Love”
Heaven Sent featuring Method Man - “Black Anthem”
Joanna Gruesome - “Secret Surprise”
Lady Gaga - “Aura”
Mariam the Believer - “Blood Donation”
The Mars Volta - “,14 (Clouds)”
Modern Life is War - “Cracked Sidewalk Surfer”
Janelle Monae featuring Miguel - “PrimeTime”
Moonface - “Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark”
Mountains for Clouds - “Sorry I Didn't Realize I Was Already Here”
Native - “Coin Toss”
Nobody featuring Cedric Bixler-Zavala - “Our Last Dance”
Of Montreal - “She Ain't Speakin' Now”
Okkervil River - “Stay Young”
Phoenix featuring R. Kelly - “Trying to Be Cool”
Sly and the Family Stone - “Undercat”
Earl Sweatshirt - “Burgundy”
Title Fight - “Be a Toy”
Transient - “Swallowing Androcles”
TV on the Radio - “Mercy”
Wang Chung - “Third Planet”
The Weeknd - “Love in the Sky”
White Lies - “Getting Even”
Wu-Tang Clan - “Six Directions of Boxing”
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - “One”