I felt the need to write something today, but I wasn’t sure what to talk about. I forgot that Music Monday was a thing, though. So by default, this is what I’m writing about. I’m just going to jump into the three albums I’ve been listening to a lot this past week.
Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
This has been on repeat a lot this past week because I went to Travis Scott’s concert in Portland, Oregon on April 19th (which I might give my opinion on later). I’ve faded away from this album as it grows older, but as I revisited it in preparation for the concert, I remembered how great it was. Nearly every track is a high point for me. I’ll put the album on shuffle and just enjoy listening to it. Except for beibs in the trap, which is an awful song. I’m glad I revisited this album, nonetheless. There is a great variety of kinds of songs, and I think Travis did all of them exceptionally well.
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
I’ve been on this trek to find albums that my dad played in the car when I was a young child, and I finally stumbled onto this Grateful Dead album. Fire on the Mountain and I Need A Miracle brought back so many memories of myself in the backseat of my dad’s Ford Expedition, that it was impossible for me to dislike this album. Is this the best album ever made? Not even a debate that the answer is no, but that being said, I’m emotionally connected to this album. So this being on repeat somewhat brought me back to my early childhood, and I appreciate the fact that music can do that.
Tyler, The Creator – Goblin
Tyler’s feature on Frank Ocean’s single Biking made me want to go back and listen to Tyler, The Creator, so that’s what I did. I traveled into the past and listened to the first album I ever heard from Tyler: Goblin. I guess this fits into the same category as Shakedown Street because I’m somewhat emotionally connected to it. This isn’t a fantastic album; it’s probably not even the best album Tyler has ever made. Even still, I love Goblin.