Breakfast for the Block
I watched Killing Them Softly again this week after not seeing it since early 2013 on a hungover Sunday. The movie did nothing for me then. It felt hollow and disappointing given the cast involved. The Andrew Dominik directed movie popped into my brain for some reason or another this week and I gave that puppy another whirl as one can do when they work at home without THE MAN breathing down their neck. New Luke consensus alert, it’s pretty damn great.
The look, the feel, it’s all so dirty from the dilapidated cityscapes to Ben Mendelsohn’s slop of hair. Just look at him in the picture above with Scoot McNairy. The dude looks like a smack addicted Gollum! The film is built on conversation and also listening. Anyone could get picked off at anytime so a good chunk of the movie is the superb cast sitting across from one another sighing and deciphering what the next moves are. In that way it reminds me a lot of NBC’s Hannibal, where the real action is taking place in the words being exchanged, not the blood that eventually will be splattered. 

I watched Killing Them Softly again this week after not seeing it since early 2013 on a hungover Sunday. The movie did nothing for me then. It felt hollow and disappointing given the cast involved. The Andrew Dominik directed movie popped into my brain for some reason or another this week and I gave that puppy another whirl as one can do when they work at home without THE MAN breathing down their neck. New Luke consensus alert, it’s pretty damn great.

The look, the feel, it’s all so dirty from the dilapidated cityscapes to Ben Mendelsohn’s slop of hair. Just look at him in the picture above with Scoot McNairy. The dude looks like a smack addicted Gollum! The film is built on conversation and also listening. Anyone could get picked off at anytime so a good chunk of the movie is the superb cast sitting across from one another sighing and deciphering what the next moves are. In that way it reminds me a lot of NBC’s Hannibal, where the real action is taking place in the words being exchanged, not the blood that eventually will be splattered. 

Garth Brooks - “When You Come Back To Me Again”

Do you even remember the 2000 Dennis Quaid thriller Frequency?!?! Well there’s this massive Garth Brooks tub of schmaltz at the end and I’ve listened to it three times this morning. 

Tree - “Like Whoa” (The @MCTREEG EP/2014)

Some low-key Tree “soul trap” to help kick off the new year. The Chicago rapper’s on cruise mode here over choppy Casio bleats in his signature too-many Newports raspy warble. 

It’s been a whole week since last year so I thought I’d ride that nostalgia wave and hit ya with my 2013 favorites. There’s 50 in the list below and most all of them are covered in the playlist linked above. 

1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern

2. Kanye West - Yeezus

3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires in the City

4. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park

5. Young Thug - 1017 Thug

6. Hiss Golden Messenger - Haw

7. Shy Glizzy - Law 2

8. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In

9. Holly Williams  - The Highway

10. Kevin Gates- The Luca Brasi Story

11. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

12. Danny Brown - Old

13. Into It. Over It. - Intersections

14. Haim - Days Are Gone

15. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

16. Kelela - Cut 4 Me

17. Diarrhea Planet - I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

18. Paramore - Paramore

19. Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana

20. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels

21. Mikal Cronin - MCII

22. Tree - Sunday School II: When Church Let’s Out

23. Rudimental - Home

24. Iron Chic - The Constant One

25. Rome Fortune - Beautiful Pimp

26. Cave Singers - Naomi

27. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

28. Superchunk - I Hate Music

29. Kvelertak - Meir

30. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name

31. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll

32. Deafheaven - Sunbather

33. Allison Weiss - Say What You Mean

34. Elway - Leavetaking

35. Master P - Al Capone

36. Those Darlins- Blue The Line

37. Laura Stevenson - Wheel

38. Justin Moore - Off The Beaten Path

39. Kylesa - Ultraviolet

40. Kayliegh Goldsworthy - Burrower

41. Caves - Betterment

42. Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return

43. Volcano Choir - Repave

44. White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade

45. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME

46. Fat Tony - Smart Ass Black Boy

47. Daughn Gibson - Me Moan

48. Water Liars - Wyoming

49. Touche Amore - Is Survived By

50. Steve Gunn - Water Wheel

The Lawrence Arms - “You Are Here” from Metropole (Epitaph/2014)

One of my favorite punk bands drops a new heater after nearly a decade of inactivity. Looking forward to lots of posts about how they haven’t “lost a step” because, well, from the sounds of “You Are Here” that is not false. 

Lydia Loveless - “Boy Crazy” (Bloodshot/2013)

I’ve listened to Loveless’ new one many many many times in the past week. The title cut is spectacular. I love the chiming guitars that could be from a Miracle Legion song or something. 

Happy Saturday ya dirtbags

Young Scooter - Order (Feat. Gucci Mane) [Prod. By Jordan FCNY]
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Young Scooter- “Order” feat. Gucci Mane (Married To The Streets/2012)

Western Tink- “Ace Boogie (Mobbstyle)” (2012)

Walter Ego feat. Trim- “Set Off” (2012)