Thursday, October 01, 2020

Two Word Reviews - Q3 2020

The third installment of Two Word Reviews (patent pending) for tv shows, movies, and music for 2020, covering the third quarter (July, August, September):

MOVIES
Palm Springs - warm funny
Hamilton - as expected

MUSIC
Ament: American Death Squad EP - undercooked effort
Paul Weller: On Sunset - solid grooves
The Lees Of Memory: Moon Shot - all bangers
The Rentals: Q36 - fuzzy fun
The Jayhawks: XOXO - harmonic bliss
Bush: The Kingdom - middle road
JARV IS: Beyond The Pale - needs more
Brad Laner: Only Ghost In Town - dreamy weirdness
Guided By Voices: Mirrored Aztec - more goodness
Erasure: The Neon - bit repetitive
James Dean Bradfield: Even In Exile - quality stretch
The Psychedelic Furs: Made Of Rain - welcome return
Alain Johannes: Hum - gorgeous understatements
Primal Fear: Metal Commandos - awesome rawk
Gang Of Four: Anti-Hero - more curiosity
Massive Attack: Eutopia - occasionally distracting
Semisonic: You're Not Alone - never left
The Flaming Lips: American Head - aching psychedelics
Throwing Muses: Sun Racket - off kilter
Tricky: Fall To Pieces - under cooked

TELEVISION
Broad City, Seasons 3, 4 and 5 (Hulu) - yas queens
The 100, Season 7 (Hulu) - troubled season
Taste The Nation, Season 1 (Hulu) - delicious discoveries
The Get Down, Season 1 and 2 (Netflix) - artistically sound
Amy Schumer Learns To Cook, Season 2 (Hulu) - pasta sauce!