Listen to this: Mdou Moctar, Foo Fighters go disco, Andy Summers w/Robert Fripp

Something old, something new, there's something in today's music roundup for everybody. "Afrique Victime": Mdou Moctar "Afrique Victime" is going straight into heavy rotation at my house. Most of the time when I listen to new music, I can sort it into one of three categories: "no thanks," "so-so," and "I might like this." After … Continue reading Listen to this: Mdou Moctar, Foo Fighters go disco, Andy Summers w/Robert Fripp

“Waxworks” & “Beeswax” by XTC (No. 31)

Waxworks and Beeswax are a double dose of angular, jumpy, frenetic pop from Swindon's XTC. This pairing captures the very best of XTC's early period, before they evolved into a more "pastoral" (and Beatlesque) sound on later albums. Officially Waxworks: Some Singles 1977–1982 and Beeswax: Some B-Sides 1977–1982 are separate albums. However, I'm lumping them … Continue reading “Waxworks” & “Beeswax” by XTC (No. 31)