Album of the day – new feature!

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Fellow faithful readers, shadowy lurkers and fervent followers: first up, I’d like to thank you for your kind patronage of this rather dour site. Honestly, if I was an actual reader, I might have tuned off, or thrown rotten eggs at this website a long time ago. So I’ve decided to bring more new content to the site!

Hooray! Throw more nachos at me! Turn up the music! Burn your homework! (Well.)

If you are already following me on Instagram, this isn’t actually new. If you are solely a WordPress reader (I can understand the reticent folks: Instagram has plenty of drama which used to turn me off, but I’ve met some lovely music-loving folks as well on the platform), I will be shifting my full review to the main blog, which you are reading right now. My reviews are getting mind-boggingly long, and it’s difficult for folks to hear the album that I’ve raved about without actually hearing a note of it, so to justify my mania.

What I do (or might continue doing here, in the future) is review an album that I’ve listened to recently, and write a mini-review of it every single day. Yeah, every single day. Well…I did disappear into offline wilderness till January this year, but I can safely say that I’ve been pretty consistent with the Instagram page. Don’t judge me, goddamnit.

I muse on an album every day, under the #albumoftheday tag. What did I like about the album? Why is this a must-listen? Was there something that I disliked about the album? Why the hell have the band worn silly silver suits on the album cover? I’ve posted mainly post-punk and new music album reviews, but as I listen to more music across different genres this will change. Obviously, this is something new, and I’ve heard rumours about the WordPress app (apparently it’s not very user-friendly), but hopefully this won’t deter me from posting frequently here!

Thank you for reading this lengthy post. I’ll be back to business, then!

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Metronomy - Summer 08' (2016) : I've been taking some time off from this music blog to focus on my poetry/writing blog, as I've previously mentioned. It's been a difficult decision but I will be putting CVLT Youths on indefinite hiatus. Lots of stuff happened over the past few months, which made me think hard about what I wanted, and writing for myself won, hands down. It's not the best "career" option out there but if people like what I write, I'm happy enough. I'll still post on Instagram sometimes or write the occasional review, but don't expect to see regular updates. Thank you for the lovely chats, the exchanges, the recs - you know who you are 😘 Anyway, I've been listening to this and it sounds like 80s' italo disco, seriously a step up from their previous one. Quite fun, in fact! #metronomy #summer08 #nowplaying #albumoftheday#musicoftheday #music #recordoftheday #nowlistening
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) : I've been getting caught up with my new writing blog for some time now and totally neglected this one.... 😖 So here's me listening to some Prince. #prince #signothetimes #albumoftheday #recordoftheday #musicoftheday #nowplaying #nowlistening #music #rock
Still pinching myself, ouch... A shout out to @unquietnights for the feature, keep the good music coming through! 👍 #goodmusicwillprevail #music
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Cashew Chemists - Previously On...Cashew Chemists EP (2015) : I was pretty blown away by this EP - this is what pop music should resemble, in the very least. Not songs that sound like each other (and probably ripped off a drum beat or two off each other as well) on the radio! By the way, for Singapore peeps they're playing Baybeats 2016 this Saturday evening, at the Esplanade Outdoor Theater at 10.30. Watch out for them! If you'd like to hear their music, check them out at cashewchemists.bandcamp.com @cashewchemists #tgif #cashewchemists #previouslyoncashewchemists #indierock #albumoftheday #musicoftheday #recordoftheday #nowplaying #nowlistening #music #webstagram #rock #singapore cvltyouths.wordpress.com
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