Already five of these Weekly Playlists! So far, the idea behind posting what I listened to the previous week works because I am not only listening to more music but also bands and artists I likely would have filed away and never got around to listening. Case in point…
- BTS – Butter, Permission to Dance, My Universe (songs)
OK, listen. In a strange coinkydink, I did not know who BTS was but at the same time I did. Last week’s Weekly Playlist brought them to light so I decided to jump in. Turns out I’m not too out of touch as I knew “Butter” though if asked I would have guessed Justin Timberlake. In terms of streaming, “My Universe” is also considered a single for BTS and listening again I take back a little of last week’s comments for Coldplay. It’s actually not a bad song.
As far as BTS, I see why they are so popular but really no different than their predecessors Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and New Kids on the Block.
- Max the Axe – Oktoberfest Cheer (EP)
The most reviewed album of the year! So many Max the Axe reviews came across my feed I had to check it out. Reminded me of early punk rock (one of the songs is a Black Flag cover) with its raw sound and a little Dead Kennedys in there, too.
Duran Duran released their latest and final single “United Tonight” off their forth coming album so I listened to all four. I can tell you, so far, Future Past sounds real good.
- Jeremy Camp – When You Speak (album)
A new album by the Christian singer/songwriter. And, another new album I initially decided I wasn’t up to to the task on reviewing but after some thought and listening a few times, I put forth the effort.
- Everclear – Various songs
I got an email announcing Everclear coming my way next month. Their songs started playing in my head so I had to listen. I’ve seen them twice, once at the Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony and I had no idea it was for their induction until I got there and again a few years ago which was not a great showing. Haven’t decided on going yet.
- Future Theory – Hang Your Hat (song)
Another interesting selection from Eclectic Music Lover (fellow music writer). A UK based rock band with an alternative prog rock sound that would probably be a bigger deal in the states if they were from here.