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Singles With Lachlan: Badbadnotgood, Taylor Swift, & more

October 2017: A cabal of beer marketing cronies hold crisis talks after every single footy player poses with voddy sodes in off-season Instagram posts.

Single Of The Week

Badbadnotgood ft Samuel T Herring : I Don’t Know

On passive listen, ‘I Don’t Know’ rests easy in the mind, registering as a familiar-ish soul obscurity from the ‘70s. Along with Future Islands vocalist Samuel T Herring, BADBADNOTGOOD transcend mere pastiche. String-laden soul is ambitious territory in 2017. ‘I Don’t Know’, with its hints of Isaac Hayes arrangement, is a faultless exercise.  

 

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard : Crumbling Castle

Moments of jaunty expedition lean too much toward Spinal Tap ‘Stonehenge’, offset by tasty offerings of machine gun drum rolls. The strongest aspects throughout the ten-minute runtime stimulate in measure, a foreboding synth line that begs to germinate elsewhere in King Gizz’s output.  

 

Taylor Swift : Gorgeous

Down-tempo, akin to top-shelf Tay-Tay tune ‘Blank Space’, but falling well short of recapturing that magic due to a waterfall of shithouse lyrical clunkers, including one about a cat that reeks of focus group processing.

 

Sophie : It’s Okay To Cry

The bombast of PC Music’s emergence had the makings of a cul-de-sac, and appeared to have little in the way of direction after a brief flirtation from established mainstream popstars. ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ subdues PC Music’s hallmarks, though still present, making way for whispered balladry that mostly hits the mark – thanks to a reverence for melody.