Some Good Songs: Pride Edition?
Homophobes think queer people having rights will eventually lead to a liberal-led Purge. As a queer person myself, I simply cannot wait for my Abigail Adams mask fitting.
Here’s some lyrics to a song I wrote about this while waiting for a bus recently:
I don’t know what I’ve been told
Hetero people ain’t got no soul
It’s Pride Month!
All the straights gonna die month!
Rainbow guns and bodies laid
Don’t say gay, say be afraid!
It’s Pride Month!
Be gay and do violent crime month!
Anyway, here’s some stuff I liked recently.
Girlpool — Forgiveness
Their best album by far. Venturing into ethereal wave (what used to be dream pop, fellow kids) and shoegaze, this record hits all the marks we love here at Some Good Songs. Great stuff all around.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Emile Mosseri — I Could Be Your Dog / I Could Be Your Moon
My notes say that I’ve been waiting on this one since August of last year. Seeing as I have notes on (checks notes) over 1000 albums I’ve either listened to recently or need to listen to, that sure sounds like something I wrote at one point. KAS is usually a mostly instrumentals kinda person. I had no idea who Emile Mosseri is. Whatever. They made a great electronic album that will likely land on my top ten for the year. I listened to it on a train today out to Long Island, and if anything can make Long Island palatable, then it must be good.
Queen of Jeans — “Hiding in Place”
How is “Queen of Jeans” not a Guided by Voices song name? Regardless, this mid-tempo alt-rock pop hit (de-emphasizing hit here, as no one knows who they are?) is now my favorite song of the year. I’ve listened to it a million times by now. Or 120, according to Apple Music. It’s that good.
Harry Styles — Harry’s House
Everyone who wouldn’t stop talking about Dua Lipa’s incredibly mid album during the pandemic: where are you for Harry Styles right now? Is it album of the year? No. But it’s the mainstream album to beat for me, so far.
Horsegirl — Versions of Modern Performance
Slacker rock in 2022 is somehow no longer “alternative,” as that label is now appended to things like Twenty-One Pilots and Imagine Dragons. (One could argue that is more “low effort” rock or “alternative to good.”) Horsegirl is what ‘90s alternative would be, but a tad better than, say, Pavement. I don’t really like Pavement that much, but I recognize their contributions to music (kinda). I do, however, like Horsegirl. You might, too.
- The new Angel Olsen record is just bad, sad country. Nothing terribly catchy. Nothing terribly good. I would say My Woman was her last great album, and possibly her best album. But this is nothing special.
- Stranger Things Season 4 is pretty weak, but at least more people are listening to Kate Bush. I see that as a win.
- I listened to Chill Out by The KLF and it not only holds up; it’s quite fantastic.
Albums Releasing This Week
- Moonchild Sanelly
- Michael Rault
- Yann Tiersen
- The Range