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This is what GPT had to say this about what I listened to last week; it is auto-generated and might not be 💯% factual.

🎵 Hello Music Explorers 🎸,

It’s another fabulous week, and for all of my dedicated music aficionados out there, it’s time to dive into another delightful digest of what’s been vibrating my speakers this week! If you’re a new member of our tune tribe, WeLcOmE! 😄

A quick heads up: our musical journey this week was fuelled by the incomparable Last.fm 📻. This is where I am staunchly tracking my listening habits. If you want to stalk— I mean, follow, my musical journey, head over to RussMckendrick’s Last.fm profileexternal link 😉

Now here is the twist! This part of my blog post is AI-generated! Sounds cool, right? The fusion of tech and music 😎. Now, without further ado, let’s roll into what’s been fueling this week’s groovy vibes.

Devo: Transmitting you to the 80s, Ohio-born, the most played artist this week, has been none other than our beloved Devo. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the iconic synth-punk band! From the powerful, raw energy of “Whip It” 🎶, to the more nuanced and thought-provoking “Freedom of Choice”, their intricate and distinctive sound has been the principal component of my playlist and was the soundtrack of my week.

Devo’s music FORCES you to tap your foot and bob your head involuntarily! Their unique melodies, combined with their outright quirky, unconventional style, make for an extremely engaging and unrepeatable listening experience. They are a potent reminder that music should never be boxed in; instead, it ought to be boundary-pushing, exciting, and, most importantly, FUN.

Funneling down to some more artists that shared my sound space this week:

Rush: How can one not appreciate the progressive rock prowess that is Rush? My week was graced with the magic of “Tom Sawyer,” the epic narrative of “2112,” and just a dash of “Limelight.” These Canadian rockers provide an immersive rock experience every time. 🤘

Blur: “Song 2” might have been their breakout moment, but this British band is so much more than that to me. Blur’s Britpop sound, characterized by clever lyrics and distinctive guitar riffs, has this cheerful and contagious energy that just makes any day better.

Salad: Then came the refreshing British indie pop band, Salad. They brought back the Britpop ’90s tune nostalgia with tracks like “Drink The Elixir” and “Motorbike to Heaven.” Their distinct voice and offbeat lyrics make for an interesting, non-traditional pop experience which captures the listeners instantly. 😎

Pitman: I couldn’t resist tapping into the unique and gritty vibe of UK rapper Pitman. Particularly, “It Takes Tea” and “Witness The Pitness.” His lyrics genuinely paint a picture of modern Britain in a highly entertaining and satirical way.

Roxette: The Swedish duo Roxette has also made their way into my week’s listening list. Their iconic tracks “Listen to Your Heart” and “It Must Have Been Love” have perpetrated my ears and heart again.

Ozric Tentacles: Infusing psytrance, space rock, jazz fusion, and a lot more, Ozric Tentacles kept my head moving and mind thinking. “Jurassic Shift” and “Pteranodon” were my favorites this week. An esoteric choice and an audio treat, indeed!

Led Zeppelin: Lastly, what week would be complete without the thumping baselines, electrifying guitar solos, and powerful vocals of the legendary Led Zeppelin? They’re truly a musical love affair that captures the heart and never lets go. I delved into classics like “Stairway to Heaven” and “Whole Lotta Love.” Pure Classic Gold! 📀

And that’s all, folks! That’s been my eclectic mix for this week. I had a blast dancing around genres, exploring a musical pallet as varied as a candy shop’s shelves. Remember, music is a journey, not a destination. So let’s buckle up and enjoy the trip to our heart’s content. 🚀🎵

Here’s to another week of sensational sounds and magical melodies! Keep it loud, peeps! 🤟

Peace & Love ✌️💕, Russ.

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