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20210612.03 Pitchfork Reviews

… on most days i scan the music reviews on Pitchfork… my rule is that most anything with an 8.0 or higher rating gets remembered for later listening with slightly lower bar for genres i like (Jazz, Rock, Folk, Folk Rock, Experimental, Etc) and slightly higher bars for generes that just aren’t my thing, most Rap or Hip-Hop for example, and really high for genres i really am not fond of, Heavy Metal for example…

… this morning there were three releases that warranted saving…

Blue: Gene Tyranny: Degrees of Freedom Found…

 The fearless work of the late avant-garde pianist is celebrated with a momentous new anthology, showcasing his immense talent and passion1

Anthony Joseph: The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running for Their Lives…

the title alone on this one made it a no brainer…

 Backed by veteran jazz musicians and newer players, the Trinidad-born, London-based poet summons spirits of the Caribbean diaspora to ask what it might take to build a better world.2

Ski Mask: Pool…

… dance/electronica, not my thing, but rating high enough to give it a listen…

 Compiling several years’ worth of material and spanning nearly two hours, the Munich producer’s first full-length since 2018 feels cohesive, virtuosic, and thrillingly physical.3