The I.L.Y’s-Bodyguard (2017)

My Rating: 90% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 90%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Wash My Hands Shorty
  2. Well Known People Want to Know
  3. Gargoyle
  4. Quietly Being the Best
  5. 49er Lighter
  6. I Love You Man
  7. The Treatment
  8. This Is How It Is Now
  9. Bobo
  10. The Studio

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking for some unique garage/noise rock.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Wut?

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Absolutely!

Final Thoughts:

The I.L.Y’s are on John Dwyer’s record label Castle Face, and being such I thought that they worth my time to listen to. The album is diverse and expertly crafted, just what I’d expect from any musician that aligns themselves with Dwyer. It’s weird, it’s funky, it’s angry at times, but mostly it’s in good spirits. Wash My Hands Shorty is a great start to the album, from there let your brain slowly melt away with the weird and enticing sounds.

Iron & Wine-The Shepherd’s Dog (2007)

My Rating: 92% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: 86%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 84%

Average Rating: 87%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car
  2. White Tooth Man
  3. Lovesong Of The Buzzard
  4. Carousel
  5. House By The Sea
  6. Innocent Bones
  7. Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd’s Dog)
  8. Resurrection Fern
  9. Boy With A Coin
  10. The Devil Never Sleeps
  11. Peace Beneath The City
  12. Flightless Bird, American Mouth

Favourite Song on Album:


Listen to This Album When You:

Need to grieve something. Or you’re alone in a cabin with a whiskey.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Meh, it’s alright. I think as a vinyl it’d look cool, but  on my ipod it’s kinda whatever.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

YES!

Final Thoughts:

This is one of those albums that I didn’t relize that was actually really close to my heart until I sat down and listened to the whole thing. It’s hit after hit, flowing smoothly from one song to another. Absolutely beautiful music.

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