Liner Notes

Baby Driver Soundtrack


This blog was supposed to be one album per day, every day for a year. Obviously I’ve done a bad job of listening to an album every day. However, this is the first time that I’ve been so completely obsessed that I’ve been listening to music, but not listening to anything different for more than a day. On Saturday after seeing the movie in theaters for a second time I bought the Baby Driver Soundtrack, and I’ve been listening to it any chance I can get since.

It’s astoundingly good. The first time I saw the movie, I was pleasantly surprised when I realized I heard Kashmere Stage Band playing. And I think I might have fallen out of my seat if it didn’t recline when the very next song was one of my favorite by Dave Brubeck (Unsquare Dance). This is a soundtrack to a movie about driving cars with, arguably, the best car driving song of all time on it (Radar Love), and the rest of the songs are so good I forgot it was even in the movie.

I honestly can’t recommend the soundtrack or the movie highly enough. Go see it, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Liner Notes

Thundercat – “Drunk”


I really liked this album a ton, but I lack the ability to describe it almost utterly. What does this album sound like? I don’t know how to tell you. What I can say is that this album features Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Kendrick Lamar, Whiz Kalifa, & Pharrell, and somehow when you listen to it that doesn’t seem like a weird combination. Imagine if Steely Dan, the funkiest bass player you’ve ever heard, and a chip-tune artist were all the same person and made an album about Dragon Ball Z and using Twitter too much. And then imagine that it’s really good. That’s “Drunk.”

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Harry Styles – Harry Styles


Once I realized who Harry Styles was, I thought my brother was trolling me with this recommendation. It turns out it wasn’t all that bad. Better than Ed Sheeran at any rate.

I think I liked the opening track Meet Me in the Hallway the most. Probably because it reminded me of the tracks Jemaine Clement has done imitating Bowie. Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about (the music is from Rick and Morty; the video from Doctor Strange):

The rest of the album didn’t make much of an impact for me. But given that I didn’t have to force myself to listen to it until the end, I’d say it exceeded expectations.