An Ugly Album Review

What Music Speaks, part six

Tracy Lynne Oliver
Aug 13, 2019 · 5 min read
Illustration by Louisa Bertman

TThe smell of gasoline or fresh horse manure, the burned edges of pooled chicken grease on a hot sheet pan, cystic acne popping videos, James Gandolfini, old cemeteries, algae covered ponds, amateur gangbang porn: some of my favorite things are not commonly meant to be loved or found desirable. I’ve seen homely babies being loved by their mothers. I know a man who is enamored of…