Recommendation Monday (7/10/17)

Last week wasn't a huge week for releases but all the more reason for one (actually, two) albums specifically to stick out for me among the others. While I haven't had the amount of time I'd like with this album to form any complete decisions, I know that at the very least I thoroughly enjoy Toro Y Moi's new album, Boo Boo. I was attempting to decide whether or not to choose this or the new Broken Social Scene album which is also quite good (since the other spot was already spoken for) and honestly, they are almost interchangeable in how much I like them but I ultimately chose Toro Y Moi's album simply because it fit my current mood over the weekend. I was busy recording podcasts, editing footage, clipping audio and designing images and Boo Boo was the perfect background music - it kept me moving along, dancing in place and smiling all the while.

My film recommendation this week was a no-brainer. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best Marvel movie I have seen to date - the pacing is flawless, the characters are complete, the story is perfectly written and the fun is through the roof. I had almost zero complaints after walking out of the movie on Thursday night and was ready to buy another ticket and watch it a second time if I didn't have to work in the morning, wasn't hungry and didn't have so much work to do. If you'd like to hear more of my thoughts on this movie check out the first episode of the Funny Business podcast that goes live on Wednesday.

Two weeks ago Crash Bandicoot: The N. Sane Trilogy was released and overshadowed a smaller title that I also am having a great time with. GoNNER was released for the Nintendo Switch and I have been playing it quite often as of late. It's perfect for a quick burst of a fifteen minute session in between tasks but also has the potential to hook you for a couple hours. Running through these procedurally generated stages is challenging - and equally rewarding because of that. It takes everything you love about platformers and combines it with a beautifully minimalistic art style and one's need to keep repeating a process in order to beat a high score. It's a simple game but it finds it's charm in being just that - and for only $9.99 GoNNER seems like a steal.

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