Monthly listening, August 2020

Pictured: Mouse on Mars

For several years now, I’ve been posting monthly roundups of the music I’ve been listening to to my Facebook account. I’ve had a few friends tell me they’ve found new music through these posts, and by posting them publicly on my site I hope to bring my new discoveries to a broader audience. This is a complete list of albums I listened to the first time this month.

A note for anyone coming here for scathing takedowns of terrible music: you will rarely see anything in the “Disliked” category, and if you do, it’ll be something I was assigned to review. If I don’t like an album, I usually turn it off, and this list only includes albums I listen to front-to-back.

LOVED

Chuquimamani-Condori – 3 Demos (2020)
Richard Dawson – Republic of Geordieland (2020) review
B.B. King – Live at the Regal (1965)
Dinosaur L – 24-24 Music (1981)
Mouse on Mars – Idiology (2001)
Florian T M Zeisig – Coatcheck (2001)

ENJOYED

Arab Strap – Monday at the Hug & Pint (2003)
Thomas Fehlmann – Gute Luft (2010)
Feu St-Antoine – L’eau par la Soif (2020)
Jon Hassell – Seeing Through Sound: Pentimento Volume 2 (2020)
Matmos – The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form (2020) feature on Matmos
Maja Ratkje – Voice (2001)
The Mothers of Invention – Cruising with Ruben & the Jets (1968)
Mouse on Mars – Vulvaland (1994)
Orville Peck – Pony (2019)
Sparkle Division – To Feel Embraced (2020)
Washed Out – Purple Noon (2020) review
Yes – Relayer (1974)
Neil Young – Harvest Moon (1992)

WAS OK

James Brown – I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me (1968)
Mux Mool – Skulltaste II (2020) review
Orville Peck – Show Pony EP (2020) review

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