Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 6/11/21

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The Celebrity Dating Game (CREDIT: Craig Sjodin/ABC)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
In the Heights (Theaters and HBO Max)
Censor (June 11 in Theaters, June 18 On Demand)

TV
Tuca & Bertie Season 2 Premiere (June 13 on Adult Swim) – Should I watch Season 1 first?
The Celebrity Dating Game Series Premiere (June 14 on ABC) – Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton finally team up!
Card Sharks Season Premiere (June 16 on ABC)
Holey Moley 3D in 2D Season Premiere (June 17 on ABC)
The Hustler Season Premiere (June 17 on ABC)

Music
-Danny Elfman, Big Mess
-Garbage, No Gods No Masters
-Sleater-Kinney, Path of Wellness

Best Albums of 2019

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It’s been a few years since I’ve made an Albums of the Year list, but I really felt compelled to make one for 2019. Here are the audio compilations from the recent past that really made an impact on me:

14. Camila Cabello, Romance – Fun and bouncy.
13. Harry Styles, Fine Line – I like where Harry is headed.
12. Beck, Hyperspace – Reliable Beck.
11. Brittany Howard, Jaime – Great, big rockin’ voice goes solo.
10. The Black Keys, Let’s Rock – They never stopped rocking.
9. Ariana Grande, thank u, next – Lots of adventure from Ari.
8. Sleater-Kinney, The Center Won’t Hold – Band broke up, music’s still great.
7. Tyler, the Creator, IGOR – I feel so comfortable inside this album.
6. FKA Twigs, MAGDALENE – FKA reminds me of Bat for Lashes.
5. Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride – Those Vampire Weekend guys have still got a hold on me.
4. Lana Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell! – What a soundscape!
3. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Just plenty of fun.
2. Lizzo, Cuz I Love You – I love you, too!
1. The Chemical Brothers, No Geography – Apocalyptic concept album.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 8/16/19

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CREDIT: HBO

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Blinded by the Light (Theatrically Nationwide)
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Theatrically Nationwide) – Morbid curiosity.
Good Boys (Theatrically Nationwide)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Theatrically Nationwide) – Cinematic uniqueness.

TV
The Righteous Gemstones Series Premiere (August 18 on HBO) – Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s latest collab!
Baskets Series Finale (August 22 on FX)

Music
-Sleater-Kinney, The Center Won’t Hold

The Best Albums of 2015 That I Listened To

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As my best albums list is the “Best Albums I Listened To” as opposed to just the “Best Albums,” it is more pointedly subjective than my other best of lists. I usually do not listen to enough albums each year to really be able to definitively say which are the absolute greatest. Thus, instead of focusing on objective critical analysis, I am concentrating more on my own personal experiences with each of these entries.

Currents

1. Tame Impala, Currents – The Australian psychedelic rockers’ latest gets my top spot because it is one of those vaunted albums in which I wanted to listen to every track over and over, both as a whole and individually. Tame Impala’s previous release, Lonerism, is one of my favorite albums of all-time; I am counting my blessings that its follow-up is now in the same category.

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